It appears that Pakistan’s
war rhetoric is aimed at “killing two birds with one stone”. The first and foremost is to arrest the fast deterioting reputation and confidence of Pakistan awam in Pakistan army which, as per World Values Survey (WVS) has fallen drastically post
Kargil war. A Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto remarked that “I have never seen my country at peace with its neighbour but never before have I seen a war played out between two nuclear-armed states with Twitter accounts.” Pakistan army finds itself
in a corner post abrogation of Article 370 in J&K , the narrative on which its very existence was dependent. The Pakistan is in no position to afford the conflict with India in the backdrop of countries crumbling economy, fear of blacklisting by Financial
Action Task Force (FATF), ever increasing debt, unrest in Balochistan, International isolation – list is endless. In the absence of any positive support on Kashmir issue from the Internal community, Pakistan has left with no option but to create
war hysteria escalating to nuclear war to draw attention of the world community to intervene and pressurise India to restore pre August 5,2019 status of J&K.
03 Sep 19/Tuesday Written by Fayaz