Long live America!
Asif Khan Turk
Where ever there is poverty, mostly there is the American aid. It clearly means that the United States of America is feeding the poor countries throughout the world without any discrimination but as per their strategic importance for the US interests. In other words, the blessings of America are of crucial importance for needy nations to grow and develop as without this, they are unable to progress - even they cannot meet their basic needs without such support.
As the former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has caused a very dangerous and narrow wave against the US in the country – particularly charging the common folk in opposition to Americanism, there is a great need for analyzing the Pak-American bilateral relations to know about the future of this years old relationship.
Well, the relationship between Pakistan and America is not something secret, everyone knows very much about this that it was established on October 20, 1947, whereas the US was one of the very first countries which developed relations with Pakistan in its early days after the independence from the British imperialism on August 14, 1947.
After that the US and Pakistan have always been highly important for each other. Every time when America needed the services of Pakistan for its different missions in South Asia, the later bowed for every possible cooperation like a younger brother, while the former helped it financially as an elder brother. All this mutual relationship has brought both the strategic partners on one single agenda – the defense and looking after the American interests in South Asia.
Here, it is worth mentioning that the US has provided enough military and civil grants and aid to Pakistan up to this very moment, which is more than US$80 billion – according to different sources. In such circumstances, the mess which has been created by the former PM Imran Khan is just a fantasy and it will no longer work but just to electrify the environment in his favor as the anti-American politics have always been very successful and effective in Pakistan.
In other words, actually he is playing with the emotions and sentiments of common Pakistanis by creating sparking against the Americanism to warm up the youth for his so-called politics and messy game, but it must be noted that if the US would have been involved in ousting him from the premiership, then he should openly chant the slogan – Down with America! without any hesitation, however instead of this he is playing the double game – the consequences whereof will be very harsh in nature.
Similarly, if he would have been expelled by America through a conspiracy, then he must order his top party comrades to throw away the US citizenship and other perks and privileges and join the charged mob without any greed or interest, hence, it will never happen as he has adopted the double standard in which he and his top companions will win their desirable goals but the folk will lose their trust and faith in politics.
As we were talking about the blessings of America upon deprived nations, so it should be remembered that it has always helped them through multiple kinds of aid and grants. Even the US has helped the communists of Pakistan after the disintegration of the USSR in 1991 and now almost all of them are millionaires, playing with dollars and enjoying a luxurious lifestyle. One gets astonished when sees the kindness of America which despite the fact that they are Marxists, are being fed by her.
Apart from this, it is to be noted that thousands of Pakistani students have graduated from the US educational institutions during the last four decades and now they are living a successful and prosperous life. Hence, the credit of all this big development goes to whom? Of course, to America.
That is why I am very much clear and confident about the role, importance and strength of the United States that it has supremely blessed the deserving nations of the world. And I also claim that if the US announces today that its visa is open for all the citizens of the underdeveloped and developing countries, everyone will run away towards America and no one will be left there in those countries.
So, before running campaign against the US, the former PM Imran Khan should have thought realistically to avoid complications in the Pak-American bilateral relations. Because, without the US the survival of Pakistan is difficult as said in the above discussion. Therefore, it is a sensible approach for Pakistanis in the prevailing situation to say – Long live America!
The writer is the Editor of Sunrise Today and President of the Science Journalism Society of Pakistan. He may be reached at: email@example.com. He also tweets at: @TheAsifKhanTurk.