- China eyeing to colonize, control Pakistan
- Bushra Bibi, Zulfi-II and Gen Bajwa now rule Pakistan
- Bajwa begins next soft coup by talking to businessmen
It may be a prelude to the West Pakistan Company, China’s expected colonization of its “all-weather-friend” in the near future—the military tanks, aircraft, equipment and other resources would possibly enter Pakistan via the ongoing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC)! Beijing is no nincompoop to pump a whopping $60 billion in the ambitious project.
The script is being finalized: Islamabad is now being ‘controlled’ by a trio, who could be the nemesis of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi, said to be related to the boastful General AAK Niazi who meekly surrendered along with his 90,000-plus armed soldiers before the Indian troops in Dhaka in 1971. Predictably, the Pakistan Government had officially ordered its various departments in 2018 to refrain from addressing the PM with his surname, Niazi!
Remember Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Pakistan’s fourth President (1971-73) and ninth Prime Minister (1973-77), executed by his crony Army chief General Zia ul-Haq (1979)? Bhutto bequeathed to Pakistan his daughter Benazir who bequeathed to Islamabad her husband Asif Ali Zardari and son Bilawal, heading the family fief Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Indian politician Piloo Modi, an old college roommate of Zulfiqar, had even penned a book on his colourful life, Zulfi, My Friend.
Now, another Zulfi has arisen on Pakistan’s political horizon. He is Sayed Zulfkar Bukhari, better known as Zulfi Bukhari, Imran’s Man Friday. An old crony of the PM, he holds no party position, nor is an elected Member of the National Assembly, but is present in all the meetings the Pakistani Prime Minister attends. Bukhari is seen as the second most powerful man in Pakistan, after Imran, and delves into everything from foreign affairs to internal policy matters.
He was even present during Imran’s meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House and in other foreign visits recently. Many in Imran’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), are unhappy over his growing power-without-responsibility and hold his presence as a key reason for the government’s failure on various fronts, including the economy. Despite a huge army of ministers, bureaucrats, advisors and special assistants, the Imran Government’s performance has been dismal. He is reported to waiting in the wings for the next coup.
Another person close to Imran is his third wife, Bushra Bibi, who, Pakistanis believe, is a ‘spiritualist’ who controls two djinns (spirits) to help her. Why, some media reports even claimed that Bushra herself is a djinn and her image does not appear in a mirror! When Imran was seen counting prayer beads on his tasbih during meeting with Donald Trump recently, it was believed to be plotted by Bushra as an attempt to ‘influence’ the US President. Imran’s second wife, Rehan, has also gone on record saying her former husband is a firm believer in esoteric means, like black magic, to strengthen himself.
The third nemesis of Imran, of course any President or Prime Minister of Pakistan, is the Army chief he has himself promoted. The incumbent, Genral Qamar Javed Bajwa, who successfully extracted an unprecedented three-year extension in service from his puppet PM, is now calling shots in Pakistan, living up to reputation of his predecessors who upstaged their benefactors rulers as the first step towards the next military coup.
General Bajwa is already on the job in a failed state now heading towards anarchy, economic collapse and, possibly, a civil war: he is talking to experts on economy, bypassing the Imran Government altogether!
The total disarray in Pakistan’s polity and economy became apparent when, according to Bloomberg, General Bajwa privately calling meetings of industry and business captains in Karachi and Rawalpindi in an attempt on how to bolster economy. Some of these high-profile meetings also resulted into prompt decisions, including sending instructions to top government officials. Bloomberg also cited at least three meetings held in 2019.
Amid cash-strapped economy, even the military is facing acute crisis. Defence spending was frozen in the fiscal year 2019-20 for the first time in over a decade. “The growing role of the army in Pakistan economy’s management, apart from traditional dominance of security matters is nothing more than a soft coup.
No wonder, barring China, Turkey and Malaysia, no other country now supports Pakistan which has a huge trust deficit in the global comity of nations.
May be they are also bracing for a post-Imran Pakistan!