China, our closest neighbor and a longtime strategic ally, is fast emerging as a world power. Where forty years ago there was famine, stagnation, poverty, and backwardness and today it is the second-largest economy of the world today. The strongest possibility is that if the same rate of economic growth continues for ten years, China could overtake the US economy and become the world’s number one economic power. This is not the final word, but the opinion of many experts. However, the signs that are visible support this. Japan, Germany, Britain, and France, the great powers of tomorrow, are strong, prosperous, are modern industrial societies, but they can no longer be compared with China.
Before the Chinese Revolution, especially in the colonial era, the Chinese were attacked by Western powers. When Britain ruled the subcontinent, it fought wars with China over the sale of opium. China was weak, of course, but it was not ready to make its population druggy. Britain fought not one but several wars and imposed agreements on China that allowed British-exported opium to be sold openly in its markets. Revolutions have come again and again in recent times, and China has managed to achieve global prestige, internal solidarity, a modern industrial economy, and military might in the region in just four decades.
In Pakistan, Ayub Khan’s government undoubtedly did many good things for the country. One of them was to establish better relations with China. In Ayub’s time, we were allies of the United States and other Western countries, and this alliance was basically against the communist countries. We had earlier convinced China that our military agreements with the United States were aimed at balancing against India, that we needed military equipment and economic aid, and that if the United States went to war against China We will not join it. This was assured by our then Foreign Minister Muhammad Ali Bogra during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Zhou Enlai at the Bandung Conference.
When the Sino-Indian border war broke out in 1962, we remained silent at the insistence of the United States. They promised that if we did not create problems for India in Kashmir on this occasion, the United States would do its utmost to resolve the post-war dispute through dialogue. But everyone saw how well the United States has lived up to its promise.
When we agreed to redefine our borders with China, it accelerated our relationship towards prosperity. A series of talks began between the two. Our decision was bold and our leaders refused to accept American pressure in this regard. The United States still pursued a policy to isolate China, but we went one step further in breaking the siege against China and reached an aviation agreement. As a result, Pakistan Airlines was the first non-participatory country to launch flights to China. Even before and after the 1970s, Chinese diplomats and other government officials used Pakistani routes for foreign trips.
Relations between Pakistan and China deepened after the 1965 war. When the United States and its Western allies banned the sale of military equipment, China stood by us in those difficult times. In the last few decades, China has also undergone significant political and economic changes during this period, but there has been no difference in the basic structure of Pakistan-China relations or the strategic alignment at the regional level.
Co-operation in every conventional and non-conventional field of defense production has been growing. Today, Pakistan is self-sufficient in the most important defense sectors. The reflection of our friendship with China can be seen everywhere. As China made significant progress in defense and nuclear capabilities, its positive effects became apparent here in Pakistan as well.
India carried out the nuclear blast in 1974, but sanctions began to be imposed on us as well. A comprehensive agreement on nuclear facilities was reached with France, but it (France) deviated under the influence of the United States. Finally, China promised to support us on this occasion and installed not one but four nuclear reactors at Chashma, which are generating thousands of megawatts of clean and cheap electricity. Some more power generating units are under construction with the cooperation of China.
The Pak-China Economic Corridor has the potential to change the destiny of the region. We just need to see and understand it. A key element in history, geography, and international relations is the emergence of China as a world power. Although China’s investment covers Europe, the United States, Latin American countries, and even the continent of Africa, one of the purposes of its economic influence and expansion is to connect Central and West Asia and Pakistan to the New Silk Road. Several milestones have been set for this $1.2 Trillion investment, meaning several projects are being completed. There is no country in the region, including Pakistan, where China is not investing and building energy projects, infrastructure, ports, and pipelines. Apart from Pakistan, China is also investing in many other countries to include them in its Belt and Road Initiative.
China’s plans in Central Asia will be mentioned at another time, but it is important to mention the growing friendship between Iran and China. The United States and its allies have made life difficult for Iran. Sanctions have been in place for a long time and some new restrictions also seem to be in place. The situation at the moment is that no Western country is ready to invest in Iran in the face of the threat of US sanctions.
Decades have passed and the United States has been pursuing a strategy of paralyzing, weakening and destroying Iran from within. Iran waited a long time for the West to come out of the shadow of the United States and start a normal deal with it, but this wait did not end. Western countries did not pay attention to Iran. Following the recent agreement with China, which will result in China investing $400 billion, and also the direction of Iran’s security and economic development now seems to be in line with that of Pakistan.
Geographical realism has found a place in all three countries and the prospects for moving forward are becoming brighter. China’s shadow continues to grow and expand, but that does not mean that any kind of Cold War has resumed and that we or Iran will lose interest in trade and investment with the United States or the West. It is time to move forward with a global perspective, but the benefits far outweigh in connecting with regional countries in every field.
Russia Released the video of the “TSAR BOMBA” (King of Bombs) Explosion
Russia has released a video of the world’s most powerful explosion, which was carried out experimentally in October 1961 during the Soviet era. It was actually a hydrogen bomb with an explosive power of 3,300 times that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
The bomb, dubbed the “Tsar Bomba” (King of Bombs), was dropped on an island near the North Pole and detonated in the air at an altitude of 4 km above the ground.
With an explosive power of 50 megatons (50 million tons) of TNT, this hydrogen bomb is considered to be the most powerful bomb in human history, designed by the famous Soviet scientist Andrei Sakharov. This is the same Andrei Sakharov who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975 after defecting from the Soviet Union.
The 40-minute video was uploaded to YouTube by the Russian Atomic Energy Agency a few days ago, in which the countdown to the bombing begins at 22 minutes and 22 seconds:
The blast was so intense and large that it could be seen from a distance of a thousand kilometers, while its heat was felt at a distance of 250 kilometers.
The cloud formed by the explosion of this hydrogen bomb was so high that it reached an altitude of about 700 km, that is, the point where the Earth’s atmosphere ends and space begins.
We don’t know if there is an even more powerful hydrogen bomb in the world, but we do know that it was the most powerful experimental explosion in human history.
It should be noted that the original and technical name of the hydrogen bomb is “thermonuclear bomb”, the explosion of which emits tremendous energy in the form of light, heat, and shock waves but the emission of radioactive rays is much lower than that of a normal atomic bomb.
Father Sold his Daughter To Buy A Smartphone and Motorcycle
We often fall in with stories on social media and news channels highlighting the brutal face of the mentally sick people of the society.
Although, the crime rate has been declined amidst the coronavirus pandemic but a few people are out there to show their bestiality to the world by committing heinous conduct.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), an average of 80 murders, 289 abductions, and 91 rapes were reported across the country in 2018 in India on a daily basis.
A new heart-wrenching incident took place in the Chikkaballhar district of India. An inexorable father sold his daughter, who was only three years old, to buy a smartphone and motorcycle.
He sold his daughter to a childless couple for INR 100,000. And he bought a smartphone for INR 15,000 and a motorcycle for INR 50,000 with the money he got.
The parents had tried to sell the baby to a family in Bengaluru when she was born, but their plan failed as the hospital authority meddled. After this, another person got the wind of the situation and made a deal with them on the behest of a childless couple in another village.
After the man used all the money, his neighbor grew skeptical, and they found out that his daughter had not been at home. They informed the police who inquired some villagers including the mother of the baby. The child welfare committee found the girl and a case has been filed against the couple.
The father took to his heel but the mother was incarcerated. The authority interrogated her and she brought to the light that her husband had intimidated her that’s why she allowed selling her daughter.
What could be the rhyme and reason that goaded the parents to sell their own blood? Either they are mentally sick or the financial problems made them sell their three years old baby.
Why Shouldn’t Pakistan Accept Israel?
Israel is a completely illegitimate state and was created by occupying Muslim territories. The blood of millions of Muslims was shed for the establishment of this state. Due to which the Muslim world did not establish relations with Israel and refused to recognize it, calling it an illegitimate state. But gradually some Muslim countries continued to accept it under the pressure of the USA or some personal interests. Some Muslim countries have recognized Israel while many countries have opposed this state, of which Pakistan is at the top. A few other Muslim countries also want to establish relations with Israel but have not yet dared to take such a step due to the fear of retaliation from their public. This illegitimate state of Israel was established on a purely ideological basis, so our differences with it are also ideological.
Pakistan is also an ideological state, the ideological basis of which is only Islam. Pakistan came into existence in the name of Islam and in the name of this religion, the people here got freedom. The survival of this country also lies in protecting Islamic ideology. If we look at the relations of Pakistan with other states, then the ideology of Islam is also driven in them and we establish relations with other states on an ideological basis. One of the states’ relations is with Israel. To date, Pakistan has not recognized Israel and before the current government, no one talked about recognizing this illegitimate state, let alone thought about it. But some members of the current government have spoken out, and Asma Hadid, a female member of parliament, has openly called for recognition of Israel and has brutally distorted Islamic references.
However, our relationship with Israel is purely ideological. Some people say that we should establish relations with Israel because it will benefit us. We should not be hostile to Israel for no reason. What has it done to us? What is our enmity with it? We must build relations with this country in view of our gains and losses. Such objections or arguments are often heard by our thinkers regarding the recognition of Israel. In the service of these gentlemen, it is kindly requested that ideology is also something. Religion, creed, and nation also have a status, Islamic brotherhood is also important topics of Islam. Should we put them all behind us for our small gain and loss? How much economic benefit will we get from establishing relations with Israel? What progress will we make? What benefits can Israel provide us that no other country is able to give us?
We are not making progress because of our poor policies, corruption, and mistakes. This is not to blame for the deterioration of relations with Israel. By establishing relations with Israel, we will not be able to gain any material benefit because our past experiences show that we have established relations with the United States. We have relations with many other countries but we are still in turmoil. We couldn’t get anything out of anyone. Therefore, by establishing relations with Israel as well, we will not be able to achieve anything but stifling our ideology. This will only hurt the interests of the Muslim Ummah and will demoralize the countries that are against Israel.
Therefore, we must protect our ideas and persevere them, and work with patience and perseverance in the face of any difficulties or troubles that may arise. We must put the interests of the Muslim Ummah before the petty personal interests. If all Muslim countries had taken the stand together and stood up against Israel, it would not have the courage to look up to Muslim countries today. But the Muslim countries’ own weaknesses gave it strength. Now the UAE has established relations with Israel and put back the interests of the Muslim Ummah and Islamic ideology. It remains to be seen how much they get benefits and how much relief they bring to the Palestinians.
It is futile to expect any good from non-Muslims, especially Jews and Christians. Therefore, Muslims should emphasize unity among themselves. Brotherhood and love should be promoted.
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