US not superpower anymore after its defeat in Afghanistan, says analysts
A new world has emerged twenty years after 9/11. The United States, which had frightened the world with the sword of the New World Order, is no longer a superpower after its defeat in Afghanistan. The Taliban’s victory has created a new world that does not have the supremacy of America anymore. These views were expressed by the analysts at 24News HD’s programme—DNA—on Saturday.
Senior analyst Salim Bokhari said that the new world powers had risen and some had fallen. He said China and Russia had emerged as new superpowers and the importance of Pakistan in this new world was obvious.
Iftikhar Ahmed said that 9/11 was a horrific American conspiracy to destroy Muslims that was exposed by American think tanks themselves. They said that the US committed a lot of tyrannies against Muslims. He said the US used Daisy Cutter bombs and cruise missiles in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Libya.
PJ Mir said that when two planes collided with a high-rise building at the World Trade Center on 9/11, the buildings were reduced to rubble, but surprisingly some passports were found, as was George Galloway's passport in Iraq. He said that this was a conspiracy that the United States’ own Think tanks have exposed.
Salim Bokhari said that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair had apologized to his nation for being fooled by the United States. But, he questioned, who would apologize to Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, the thousands of Muslims in Syria and Libya who fell victim to terrorism? He also mentioned the efforts and achievements of Pakistan's intelligence agency in establishing peace in Afghanistan. Saleem Bukhari said that the heads of the intelligence agencies of seven countries were present in the meeting held today in Islamabad because they thought that Pakistan could help them in talks with the Taliban. The world is recognizing our importance and linking Pakistan's role to Afghanistan, he added.
Iftikhar Ahmed discussed Federal Minister Asad Umar’s press conference in Karachi where he talked about the development works. He said that MQM and PPP always expressed concerns constantly regarding injustice with urban areas of Sindh in the census. He said now Asad Umar hinted at a new census.
Responding to Iftikhar, Salim Bokhari said that the census took place after ten years. It requires manpower and resources of billions of rupees, he said and questioned could we afford the census after five years? He said that the federal government was interfering in the affairs of the Sindh government instead of meeting the financial needs of Sindh. He said the federal government was also taking credit for the development works in Sindh. He further said the federal government should let the provinces do their works by themselves.
Javed Iqbal said the questions why the rulers of Sindh did not do development during their long rule of 12 years in the province. He said the PPP had the federal government as well as the Sindh government for a long time but even then, a metropolitan city like Karachi became an ocean in the rainy seasons.
Iftikhar Ahmed said that the rains also turned Punjab’s posh areas into rivers, adding that the real problem was with the governance.
The panel also discussed ten questions of PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi to Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
Saleem Bukhari said that if Maulana Fazlur Rehman has benefited through the PDM platform, then the PPP was not far behind. All political parties are with the establishment, he said and added that the reasons for the PPP's split from the PDM were not as simple as they seem.
Reporter: Nadeem Anjum