Living on American Peanuts : How Long?

Living on American Peanuts : How Long?

By Muskan Hina

After much ado, a favor has been bestowed upon Pakistan from The Hill. US has generously agreed to shower $1.5 billion upon Pakistan for the next five years, but that too will depend upon the performance of the minnows. US will evaluate the performance of its peasant army and the fawning politcos and then release the $1.5 billion per annum.

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The war agaisnt terror, which now actively spans Afghanistan, FATA and Swat is now shared by both Pakistan and the America. Nobody invited Americans in the Afghanistan and so its their own take, and its no fault of anybody but of Pakistan to ignore the menace of Taliban and so it’s our war in FATA and Swat. Pakistan has virtually exhausted its resources in FATA and Swat and now the economy is on the verge of collapse, with law and order teetering on the brink and country heading towards a civil war.

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Zardari-Haqqani duo is not going to pass the message across to the Washington. They are their own men, only interested in their own promotion and perks. We need representatives who could let America know that Pakistan doesn’t need rhetoric and peanuts, rather if US wants us to help them in war against terror, then the sole super power should write off all our debts and boost our economy by giving special privileges to our exporters and businessmen and help us in modern warfare along with sharing knowledge and equipment.

Otherwise this war is going to linger on forever.

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