Reponses I got were full of hatred & lies--making me realise how ill-informed we are abt Pak-Afghan relations
Pre-1979, AFG remained a good neighbour except when Dawood was ruling. AFG provided us discreet help in 1965 & 1971 wars. In 1971, Brezhnev offerred King Zahir to join him & India in eliminating Pak. KZ rejected it.
Removal of Dr. Khan's govt, Babra masscare, incarceration of Bacha Khan & Samad Khan & imposition of One Unit contributed to Pashtun resentment.
Pak’s foreword Policy in AFG began in 1973 under ZAB, not in 1979.
50 years down the road, the policy continues with 4 M Afghans killed, 2 M disabled & 8 M displaced.
A) Pak got several opportunities to bury the hatchet nd begin afresh. 1st opportunity came after Soviet withdrawal 4m AFG.
In 1989, ISI orchestrated failed attack on Jalalabad. We then backed Gulbadin to take Kabul. He turned Kabul into ruins but couldn’t take it
Taliban imposed a draconian regime in AFG. Although Pak, Saudi & UAE all helped strengthen Taliban, we were the most imp actors.
The entire world except Pak supported AFG govt. Instead of cooperating with Afghan Govt, we played double game. We were getting dollars in the name of WoT nd at the same time propping up Taliban resistance discreetly.
AG’s charm offensive was risky pol gamble. He fulfilled his end of bargain; we didn’t.
We failed him. 4 years later, AG ‘s tone became harsher than that of Karzai.
What will satisfy ur appetite 4 revenge?
U are furious over violence of fans. They have paid with their lives bec of our policies.
The fact tht every single pol party along our side of Durand, incl JUI-F, opposes AFG policy should open ur eyes. Even Pashtun diplomats like Ashraf Qazi, journos like Safi & Juma Sufi too oppose it.