Additionally, the price Pakistan has paid for having been in the thick of the situation arising out of the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the then super power i.e. the erstwhile USSR has been colossal. What Pakistan has had to face because of the USA/NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 has been even worse and the trauma is, as yet, ongoing
It is an open secret that it was Pakistan that planned and made possible Henry Kissinger’s secret visit to Peking in 1971 which enabled President Nixon to announce on July 15, 1971 that he would be visiting China in the following year i.e. 1972. The visit then took place from 21 – 28 Feb 1972 and was described by President Nixon as ‘the week that changed history’ while Henry Kissinger described Nixon’s meeting with Chairman Mao Tse Tung as ‘an encounter with history’. All of that was made possible through the efforts of Pakistan
While the United States still awaits the first lady president the people of Pakistan elected a lady, namely Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, as their prime minister not once but twice. How could this happen if the people of this Islamic country were fanatics by nature?