This Post was First Published in Pak-Times on June 29th, 2011.
“Either you are with them or with us?” this was the question to Decide the fate of Pakistan for coming years. A question that was asked by the superpower and the person to reply was a dictator in search of ways to legitimize his power and recognition. The answer was given, but in reality, the sovereignty was also sacrificed with the answer. He presented freedom cutting own wings and handing over to others. Pakistan had a long history of going under such situations where Pakistan is always left with only one option. Ironically decision makers never hesitated in compromising the sovereignty of Pakistan.
Circumstances remained changing however answers have been same endorsing what U.S. wanted, in both cases whether elected government or dictator holding position. However the unfortunate Pakistan conclusively lost its sovereignty – the power to govern own affairs. Drone attacks are frequent and score is 2377 yet not out in 244 strikes, listen to, and follow “Do mores”, and to follow this new chapter of missing persons in history of Pakistan. Sovereignty is only left in the statement of our beloved president, “Pakistan is a sovereign country”.