America has issued a warning to its national, traveling to Pakistan in the wake of prospective terror attacks in the country. In this regard, the top American general, John Allen, commander of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan blamed in an article, published in The Washington Post that the Taliban leader, Mullah Omar was hiding in Pakistan along with his commanders.
The article also focused on the recent increase by the militants’ attacks on the US troops from the Afghan security forces, for which the Taliban claim the responsibility. “Omar lives in Pakistan, as do many of his commanders. From that safe vantage point, they’ve sent hundreds of young, impressionable, largely spiritual and helpless youths to their death sand detention in Afghanistan. For this, they must forfeit their honor and any claim to Islamic virtue.” The point is whether Mullah Omar and others are really in Pakistan? If yes the where? Do the Americans know? If they know, why don’t they pin-point? Earlier they have been giving ambiguous statements about OBL’s presence along the border areas of Afghanistan but never hinted of his presence in or around Abbottabad.
Despite satellite-watch, hi-tech ground gadgets, surveillance and detection facilities they remain unable to determine the OBL’s or that of Mullah Omar’s exact abode. They have been claiming of the presence of Quetta Shoora, which the time proved that it existed nowhere.
Pakistan arrested Mullah Dadullah who has now reportedly been killed in drone attack. The question is whether the Americans are keeping it as a secret? What for? Is Pakistan not willing to dismantle the hideouts of terrorists, who are posing threat to its own security? It means there is lack of intelligence sharing viz the mutual trust. Why? Are the over 40,000 deaths of Pakistani people and soldiers not enough to prove of their sincerity?
The fact of the matter is by putting blame on Pakistan the Americans are trying to divert the real of issue of threat from within Afghanistan, that too not from the Taliban, but from their own trained Afghan security forces, whose personnel, though individually, are frequently targeting their American colleagues. He is unpredictable when it comes to challenging his honour and pride. Pakistan is nothing to do with it nor does it house Mullah Omar or any other. If these people are in Pakistan and Americans really know it, they need to share it with Pakistan so that it could catch the more expel them in order to save the country from ruining at the hands of an endless war on terror, which the Americans started and is now ours in the words of Pakistan army chief, Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani.