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09 April, 2018

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Just like individuals nations too must choose their futures. As far as the immediate future is concerned, the theatre of war has been set in the Middle East. All major players have invited themselves to the arena. So it is no longer a matter of if but when. The nuke war between the United States of War and its adversaries is inevitable within the next few years, many predict. Obviously, this war will be catastrophic for all sides involved. This much is widely discussed by punters on all media; what is not discussed openly is the scale of the damage in the aftermath of the war.

You do not need to be an oracle to see that the current superpowers will no longer remain as super or as powerful as they were before the nuke war. This will create opportunities for those nations who have remained unscathed by the wars or have managed to escape extensive damage to rise to the challenge. Can Pakistan rise to the challenge? What future will Pakistan choose?
You cannot see the future without looking at the history. Pakistan was created in 1947 in the name of Islam, a nation for Muslims. The famous slogan was, “Pakistan ka matlab kya? La Elah Ela Allah.” (Translation: What does Pakistan mean? There is no God but Allah). However, during the 1965 war with India, Pakistan has a temporary lapse of amnesia and forgot about Allah. The Tawakkul was no longer on Allah but on the USA. For this Pakistan paid a humiliating heavy price in 1971.

One would expect that Pakistan would have learned its lessons from those two episodes. Has Pakistan learned anything from its past? Am I mistaken by saying that in 2018 Pakistan’s Tawakkul is solidly based on China? I hope the more learned people can guide me here.

This article was contributed by Restoring The Mind.

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