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US Declared Resistance in Occupied Kashmir as Terrorist and the Regime in Pakistan Still Considers it as Partner
On 16th August 2017, the United States designated Hizbul Mujahideen as a specially designated terrorist organization led by an internationally recognized terrorist. Foreign Office of Pakistan, in its weekly briefing, reacted to this US decision that, “The designation of individuals or groups supporting the Kashmiri right of self-determination as terrorist is completely unjustified. Spokesperson of foreign office Mr. Zakaria said Pakistan would formally raise its concern with the US government.
It has become obvious to every sane person in Pakistan except the regime that America is supporting and strengthening India against Pakistan. Since the famous U-turn by General Musharaf on Afghanistan after 9/11, which resulted in withdrawn support of then Afghan Talaban regime and extended that support to US for its occupation of Afghanistan, US has been undermining Pakistan’s interests in our region. According to Musharaf, US assured that a Pakistan friendly regime will be installed in Kabul but what happened is that not only the regime in Kabul has been hostile to Pakistan, rather US, the so-called ally, itself invited India, our arch rival, in Afghanistan and allowed it to use Afghan soil against Pakistan. But despite this, traitors in the political and military leadership never withdraw support to US in Afghanistan, rather, they have been conducting military operations in every tribal agency and throughout Pakistan against those sincere Mujahideens who are fighting against US crusaders in Afghanistan.
Similarly, according to Musharaf, US assured in exchange of Pakistan’s support in Afghanistan that it will support Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir issue. But instead of supporting the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir, US has declared their legitimate resistance as terrorist.
And the regime in Pakistan had first made the ground for US by banning organizations in Pakistan supporting Muslims of occupied Kashmir and their leadership was house arrested in January 2017. On 31st January 2017, Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, stated that "This is a policy decision that the state took in [the] national interest. Lots of institutions will have to do their jobs."
So, what has been done by US with regard to Kashmir issue has full backing of the regime in Pakistan. Even when US announced its decision of declaring Hizbul Mujahideen as terrorist organization, a US Central Command (Centcom) general, Gen Joseph Votel, was on visit to Pakistan and meeting Pakistan’s political and military leadership.
Instead of declaring to end cooperation with US as it has been consistently ignoring, the regime sacrifices Pakistan’s interests and strengthens India. The General, Qamar Bajwa, renewed the commitment to cooperate with US led coalition troops in Afghanistan and in return asked for acknowledgement of Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against “terrorism”.
Seventy years of Pakistan-US relations have proved on more than one occasion that these relations are only to serve US interests, and bring catastrophic results as we had seen in 1970 when Pakistan was divided and US did nothing to stop it; rather, it silently watched so that it should happen. Also, seventy years of Pakistan’s foreign policy has failed to secure our interests as it has always been built on this perception that we must follow a superpower or big states in order to secure our interests. This principle only helped and helps superpowers or big powers to secure their interests at the cost of small nations. So, it is time to change this mentality as well as the policy of slavery and reliance on big powers in order to save Pakistan from yet another disaster that may make Pakistan so weak that it won’t be able to stand in front of India. And this can only happen by removing the current traitor leadership both from political and military leadership, abolishing democracy as it is US horse and by establishing Khilafah (Caliphate) on the method of Prophethood. And the Khilafah will follow the commands of Allah (swt) to secure our interests, as Allah (swt) said:
(وَلاَ تَهِنُوا وَلاَ تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنْتُمُ الأَعْلَوْنَ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُّؤْمِنِينَ)
“So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad, and you will be superior (in victory) if you are indeed (true) believers.” [Ale Imran:139]
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Deputy to the Official Spokesman of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Pakistan