Bad Karma? This is not some Vedic superstition but a reality. In Urdu they call Karma mukafaat amaal, according to Balochistan development worker Azmatuulah Baloch. And, in English, it is phrased ‘you reap what you sow.’ Bad Karma appears to be the main culprit in the horrendous terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar last week that killed 145, including 132 students. Pakistan army had used members of the Mehsud tribe for killing Baloch in France-sized Balochistan for nearly once decade now. The Baloch are demanding freedom of their homeland from Pakistan’s colonial rule. The same tribesmen were used by Pakistan army to wrest one-third of Kashmir from India, the Swiss of the East, in 1947 after the two countries won independence from the British Raj. The Mehsud attack on the Peshawar school was in retaliation for the handing over of Latif Mehsud, leader of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, and his two comrades who were jailed at the Bagram Airbase by the U.S. to Pakistan in the first week of December. The exchange took place after Pakistan army killed Adnan el-Shukrijumah and Umar Farooq. The killings came within days of Pakistan army chief Raheel Sharif’s return from the U.S. after receiving $1 billion in Coalition Support Funds or slush funds from the U.S. to partake in the war on terror.
Along with the Waziris, the Mehsuds who carried out the dastardly attacks were first used by the Pakistan intelligence and defense officials to attack Kashmir. According to Wikipedia, “Immediately after Pakistan came into existence, Mehsuds raised a tribal militia which entered Kashmir to help the newly created state Pakistan to capture Kashmir….The invading tribals started moving along Rawalpindi-Murree-Muzaffarabad-Baramulla Road on 22 October 1947 with Pakistani army men in plain clothes. Muzaffarabad fell on 24 October 1947. They reached and captured Baramulla on 25 October. There they stayed for several days looting, killing, burning, plundering and desecrating and vandalising shrines and temples. The operation was known as “Operation Gulmarg.” For nearly 70 years the Mehsuds have been working very closely with the Pakistani intelligence services.
The Mehsuds and Waziris also form the backbone of the paramilitary Frontier Corps. Baloch patriots accuse the Frontier Corps along with the Inter Services Intelligence and Military Intelligence for carrying out war crimes, crimes against humanity, military aggression and genocidal policies in Balochistan. According to Voice for Baloch Missing Peoples as many as 18,000 Baloch freedom activists are missing victims of enforced disappearances, of whom nearly 2,000 were killed and their bodies dumped in Balochistan in recent years. About three years ago, the same Mehsud tribesmen were most likely used by the intelligence services to brutally kill Zamur Domki, 34, and Janan Domki, 13, sister and niece of Balochistan freedom leader Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti. Similar tribesmen also form the Haqqani network, which Pakistan calls “good Taliban.” Just last month Pakistan’s de facto foreign minister Sartaj Aziz defended the good Taliban. Islamabad has used has used good Taliban against neighboring Afghanistan and India, media reports say. Punjab Muslims, who form the backbone of the Pakistan army, believe that Kashmir, Balochistan and Afghanistan are their territories. According to outspoken Pakistan expert Prof Christian Fair “the attacks will not motivate Pakistan to abandon its long-held reliance upon a flotilla of Islamist militant groups who operate with impunity in Afghanistan and India.”