Since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, Pakistan has been able to gain the most profit from Afghanistan. We can say that from the economic aspects to the other political strategies, it is clear that Pakistan has occupied Afghanistan in an unannounced manner. How is that?
Because most Taliban leaders have been recruited and trained by Pakistani soldiers (ISI), and they have been living in Pakistan since the beginning when the Taliban group was founded and funded through Pakistan. To reference this, I am going back to Hilary Clinton’s talk with Fox News about the funding of Mujahideen against the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and also to the words of Benazir Bhutto with an unknown TV channel back in time, where she accepted the establishment of the Taliban in Pakistan.
Now we are in a situation where we can see the Taliban ruling Afghanistan and most Taliban leaders still having relatives living in Pakistan, according to a Taliban commander on Twitter Space. In his talk, he clearly said that we couldn’t go tough on Pakistan because the families of our elders could be in danger. They are not allowed to leave Pakistan, and he mentioned the families of Amir Khan Muttaqi, the foreign minister of the Taliban, who were forced to return to Pakistan. At the same time, they wanted to cross the Torkham Gate of Nangarhar Province.
Now I want to go back to the real question. Will Afghans be the future Balochs, or will Afghanistan become a second Balochistan where Pakistan can kidnap, torture, rape, and kill its citizens? There are witnesses to hundreds of cases, and it is all documented: Pakistan’s ISI is kidnapping Baloch children, brainwashing and training most of them for terrorist acts, and those who are not possibly going to change will be tortured, from selling their organs out to the black market up to flying them in choppers and pushing them down on the mountains, so they die. According to UNICEF reports, children are victims of abuse (physical, psychological, and sexual) and exploitation, including economic exploitation and child trafficking. And most of it is applied to Baloch children.
Afghans are suffering a similar fate. Recently, the Washington Post released information about 1200 Afghans jailed in Pakistan’s Karachi. The excuse is travel documents, which is entirely false because the Pakistan government announced deportation in case of overstaying or for undocumented individuals. Instead, they jailed them, including children.
Children and women are the most vulnerable. We recently received a report on a personal call with claims of a pregnant mom delivering a baby inside the jail. The Taliban is responsible for this. They have shown their worst face to ordinary people, so they leave the country and are forcefully jailed in Karachi, Pakistan. Afghans have suffered a lot and, If this continues, unfortunately, will suffer more at the hands of Pakistan and their proxies, the Taliban.
Omar is an Afghan human rights activist. He has a BA in economy and and an LLB. Omar works as an IT Engineering productivity Lead in the US.