Pakistan’s sole export is terror: Pakistani daily


Islamabad : Pakistan’s “sole export seems to have become terror”, an article in a Pakistan daily said and added that the country’s “very existence has become India-centric”.

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The article in the Express Tribune titled “Wake up and smell the failure” said the symbolism of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India is “bigger than the expansive trade deals and kind words”.

Obama declared India a world power, and the India-US alliance “one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century”.

“On the other hand, Pakistan was snubbed when we were told to do more in the war against militancy during his visit….Obama went further than any US president before by backing India’s pursuit for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. So much for the Kashmir dispute.”

Commenting on Obama’s itinerary during his four nation Asia trip during which he skipped Pakistan, the article by Hassan Khan said: “It begs the question why Obama didn’t stop by for a day, or even a few hours, to say hello to his allies in Islamabad who have been fighting their war, suffering the casualties…”

“The answer is simple. Money is time and time is money, and Pakistan and Pakistanis haven’t understood the value of either yet.

“Our very existence has become India-centric; to be more precise we have spent more than half of a century in a military race against India.”

The article went on to say that “our sole export seems to have become terror and while we beg for aid to cope with globalisation, the world recession, and not to mention the floods, India unveils deals worth $10 billion designed to create 50,000 American jobs in an ailing economy. That’s right; India is creating jobs in the US”.

“They (India) sought to be the largest democracy in the world and they achieved it, and we sought to be the most dangerous country of the world and we certainly achieved it.”