If all goes well Afghan president and the Indian foreign minister should come to Islamabad for participation in the Heart of Asia conference scheduled to be held in the federal capital tomorrow. The Pakistani rulers should be bold enough to tell the Afghan president in unambiguous words that let past be past. He needs to be told that it would be better if he refrains from telling foreign newspapers after every second day that Pakistan has been fighting undeclared war against his country for the last forty years as such statements have been doing more harm than good to the efforts of those who want establishment of cordial relationship between these two muslimneighbourlycountries. Why don’t the Afghan leaders understand that it is more in the interest of Pakistan than anybody else that there is peace in this region and the massive military operation being carried out by us against the terrorists bear ample testimony to this fact. If the Afghan national army had done half on their side of the Durand Line against the terrorists what our armed forces have been doing in the FATA against them, there is no reason why they would not have been eliminated by now. They should also ask the Afghan president as to why Kabul has allowed opening up of umpteen Indian consulates in Afghanistan which are doing nothing but masterminding anti-Pakistan activities while sitting on the soil of Afghanistan.
Should the Indian foreign minister decide to attend this moot, she should be conveyed the extreme anger of the common man in this country over brutal killings of the Muslim minority in India. She needs to be told in clear terms that if the lunatic fringe in the BJP was not controlled by the Indian government with the power of the state, Pakistan would be compelled to raise the issue at international fora.
Political thinkers and philosophers have been saying this for the last thousand of years that woe betide the country which is ruled by the traders as they would always hold their petty business interests close to their heart more than the national interests. In order to prove them wrong the present trade-friendly rulers of Pakistan would have to place their commercial interests at the back burner for the time being and devote their full attention to the national interests.