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rahul shuklamgs

Mentor of Change at NITI Aayog | Posted 19 Nov, 2018 |

Why Doesn't the World Care About Pakistanis?

Jeetendra gautam

Blogger | Posted 27 Nov, 2018

Some of us see Pakistan as:

  1. A secular republic where the government elected by people can exercise very little power and has to fight religious zealots, the fearful ISI, and powerful mobs inside its military.
  2. A target of the Saudi mission of spreading hatred and extremism around the world. Sometimes it appears like a Saudi puppet willing to fight for them, or will readily provide them with nuclear weapons any time they ask for it.
  3. Has no control over its borders or towns around it.
  4. Several terrorist groups have been constantly harassing Iranian border patrol units, then retreat and take refuge behind the Pakistani border. Hundreds of Iranian draft soldiers (military service is compulsory in Iran) and Guard Corps have died or sustained severe injuries from such attacks in the past 30 years.
  5. The US did not seem to have any problems entering the Pakistani airspace, without permission, to assassinate Ben Ladan (and, allegedly, threw his corpse in the ocean).
  6. No idea how it works but we know that US has been killing any one they wanted dead on Pakistani soil with predator drones under the cover of fighting terrorism. It appears unlikely that any Pakistani official is able to stop it even if they posses the desire to do so.

Preeti Taneja

Entrepreneur | Posted 21 Nov, 2018

Just like the world doesn’t care about India, it doesn’t care about Pakistan.

Besides, why do you think different countries should care about others when their own internal matters are clobbering their socio-economic structure? 

Beyond the hype in Indian media and global meet-ups of PM Modi which was orchestrated by BJP with crores in Investment, India doesn’t stand very well on the global stage. Be it questioning Russia for alleged human rights violation, taking a stand against Israel for its secret nuclear programs, or voicing its stand against the rising right-wing radicalization—India has time and again failed to deliver on its promise of being a global leader. 

(Courtesy: The Express Tribune)

A country with over 1.3 billion population packs opportunities in abundance. The world doesn’t care about India’s well-being. The corporates, ready to invest in the country, are ROI driven. They don’t care if India’s middle-class is getting paid enough. They don’t care about poverty, unemployment and infrastructure development. They have vested self-interest—and that’s what they care about above all. And this is perhaps why India stands as a bright spot. 

Pakistani-pm-imran-khan-letsdiskuss (Courtesy: Dawn)

Similarly, the world doesn’t care about Pakistan. What makes their situation even worse is their small piece of land, crumbling democracy, and a smaller population. Each of such factors contributes to ensuring that they aren’t even a desired investment destination.  

We’re living in an open world. (Yes, even in Trump era!) But to think that one country cares about the other is obnoxiously wrong. Each has their own interest. The world doesn’t care about India. It just wants something from India. And this positions us well. Similarly, the world doesn’t care about Pakistan. Sadly, they have don’t have anything to give. So, they are positioned worse.