The future of Pakistan is bleak due to its self-inflicted injuries. The condition of Pak is critical with financial bankruptcy, sectarian violence, impending Afghanistan US pull out, Saudi Arabia and several Muslim nations sidelining Pak and above all becoming a slave to China already under global backlash.
Recently Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Islamabad (April 6-7) after spending two days (April 5-6) in New Delhi to deliver an “important” message from President Vladimir Putin. It was the first such visit by a Russian foreign minister to Pakistan in almost a decade but seemingly upset Prime Minister Narendra Modi who avoided meeting Lavrov.
The US made it clear that if Pakistan decided to side with the Taliban it would also be blown to smithereens. Pakistan reluctantly decided to toe the line but clandestinely kept on helping the Taliban .
Balochistan today is -- an ammunition dump waiting to explode any moment. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan estimates that some 47,000 Baloch and 35,000 Pashtuns are 'missing'. But nobody knows the exact count of people - killed or disappeared.
Choudhary Rahmat Ali an inconspicuous Islamic ideologue was the first person to coin the word Pakistan but within a few months after the creation of Pakistan, all his belongings were confiscated and he was thrown out of Pakistan empty-handed on the orders of the then Prime Minister Liaqat Ali Khan. He could never even set foot in Pakistan and died as a penniless, lonely and deserted person at the time of his death.
South Asia suffered the most on account of terrorism in 2019 for the second year in a row with more lives being lost due to terrorism than anywhere else in the world.