Release of Davis shows the failure of Pakistan’s political system
Whatever the justification Davis’s release is more proof of the Pakistan Government’s subservience to America
The release from Pakistani custody of the American Raymond Davis encapsulates the problem with the Pakistani politics. Davis killed 2 Pakistani citizens in broad daylight in the city of Lahore, another was killed by Davis’ accomplice whilst trying to save Davis from arrest.
The details of the case are well known what is also well known is the American effort to get him freed. Some say Davis was a CIA agent, others say that he was working for Blackwater or Xe services the private military contractors, no one knows for sure.
What is known for sure is that 3 Pakistani Muslims lost their lives when Davis and co. turned downtown Lahore into a scene out of the Bourne trilogy. It is indeed a little sad that the best analogy available to describe the disregard for life that the Americans have in Pakistan is a fictional Hollywood film.
It does seem sometimes that what is occurring in Pakistan on a daily basis is something from another reality. Drone attacks (although stopped whilst Davis was in custody), Black ops teams roaming around Islamabad and Lahore in cars with darkened windows and murder in broad daylight. It can be hard to fathom how this can happen in a sovereign country.
Now that the Pakistani government has let Davis it leaves many asking the question what next?
Over the last decade Pakistan has become nothing more than a tool that the Western world uses to beat up Muslims of the region with. If it’s not in Afghanistan then it is in Waziristan, the mighty Pakistan army has been used as a tool to enact US policy for far too long.
Although very grim the Davis case isn’t the real problem with the Pakistani government it is just a symptom of a system which puts the interests of America first before those of its own people. It makes no difference who is in charge the real power lies with others who see Pakistan as a way to achieve their interests in the South East Asian region.
If there is anything Pakistan can learn from the uprising in the Arab world it is that the masses need to start accounting their rulers with real action and not through the corrupted democratic elections that seem to symbolise the only hope for Pakistani politics, but bring only more misery.
If there is anything Pakistan can teach those who have overthrown their dictators in the Middle East is that don’t trust democracy to bring you any true change. Pakistan has tried every system available to man, democracy, socialist democracy, martial law, military coups and a combination of all of these. They have all failed and have left Pakistan as a slave to anyone who fancies playing master.
It is about time Pakistan tried the only system it was formed for and that is Islam, after all the saying goes “Pakistan ka matlab Kya , La ilaha il lilah”.