Similar is the advent of Pakistan Army, some 800 years later, on similar principles of self-furthering, looting, raping and pillaging whatever it
can lay their hands on, without regard for religion or region.
Yes, the Punjabi themed and dominated Army, hardly bats an eyelid to put up
their region of Punjab and its Punjabi people, up for garage sale, to the highest bidder.
Civil Bureaucracy-Military Period (1949-1977)
According to prominent Pakistani journalists, in the initial years after the country’s independence, the military’s economic stakes were limited
to drawing resources from the national budget as part of the annual defence allocation. Lacking knowledge of the functioning of government, the military did not push the civil bureaucracy out of prominent positions in the government. Instead, the Pakistan
Army partnered with the civil bureaucracy for running the affairs of the state, and through a gradual and a guided process, a legitimate civil-military bureaucracy was initiated by Ayub Khan. This was aimed at giving birth to the Retired Army officers’
owned business-industrialist class, wherein 22 families, owned about 68 percent of Pakistan’s industries and 87 percent of its banking and insurance assets were army owned.
However, still the corruption was in terms of land allocation and giving favors to the Punjabi Landlord class(which were highest subscribers to Pakistan Army Officers Corps). Post-1977 coup, Zia devised a ruthless cunning plan,
to curb the Civil unrest period( initiated by Pakistani defeat) from 1971-1977.
To disengage public attention from Civil-Military debacle of
three decades, he introduced Pakistan to Mullah-Military.
Mullah-Military Period (1977 coup – Till Date)
The Pakistan Army initiated connivance between the military and the religious radical Islamism right, also brought sociopolitical legitimacy to the military. Like the Turkish
armed forces, Pakistan’s military entered into a collusive arrangement with the integrated economic elite, to propel the Mullah’s reach into civil society and governance.
Islamists were driven in to occupy the governance, civil services and public offices. Political space were forced to comply with the functioning of a Radical Islam driven government machinery. Being Radical and anti-India,
came in fashion, to court good posts and promotions.
With advent of CPEC, and China approved Bajwa’s rule, it went a trip further and
even translated to Political space directly. Soon PPP and PML(N) were ousted from the political space, as Military and ISI gave Imran Khan’s PTI, support from radical Islamist religious parties.
In contrast to the democratic and global South Asia, with susceptible immoral governance fabric ridden countries like Army dominated Pakistan, Beijing has always tried to create social structures
within such countries. These social structures in turn serve China-centric motives in an easily bribery accustomed 1% elite class, giving it security and economic self-aggrandizement.
Through the CPEC, China created these amoral and unscrupulous social structures in the Pakistani army, as well as in its supportive civilian government, so that Pakistan’s interests and interests of
its citizens are relegated to dearth, against Chinese colonial ambitions.
The already abused people of Pakistan and overlooked provinces of Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mohajirs, Sindhis and Gilgit-Baltistanise are now being systematically economically subjugated and terrorized.
Holocaust of Pakistani Provinces Continues
Post Partition, East Pakistan(Bangladesh), was kept deliberately out of the budget allocations, along with Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh. Bengali civil servants existed in meager numbers and that too in the lower echelons, in departments
which did not influence the ‘vital areas of economy and national policy’. The bulk of the Bengali representation in the Central Secretariat was mainly at the section Officer, with little influence and say.
At the time of partition, the two wings of Pakistan were economically more of less similar, with both being industrially underdeveloped. However Punjabi dominated Pakistan Army led Civil Bureaucracy-Military
combine, kept the GDP allocation to Punjab area, where they can accrue personal business and real estate. Thus all other provinces were deprived of any development.
Bangladesh endured what was to be known as worst genocide of the Century, committed by a standing Army. Yahya Khan coerced Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, to refuse Mujibur Rahman’s victorious party, the ought-to-be office of Prime Minister
of Pakistan, and sent the army to repress any dissent, thus prompting a full-scale civil war, on the lines of genocide.