Pakistan, a terrorist-state and globally isolated nation, is frustrated to the extent that its representatives have started to blackmail and threaten United States with new Russia-China tie-up. At Atlantic council, threatening the US with abandoning it for Russia, China, and Iran formed the core of Mushahid Husain Syed’s argument for America’s continued aid, succor and intervention in Kashmir. He also boasted about Pakistan’s new and emerging relationship with Russia, claiming Pakistan now has ‘no conflict of interest with Russia.’ Pakistan’s special envoys were harangued and humiliated by Baloch, Sindhi, and Gilgit-Baltistani activists in Washington DC.
As soon as Pakistan’s special envoy Mushahid Husain Syed finished his case at the Atlantic council on calling for greater US involvement in the region, he began to be rebuked by angry and disaffected Pakistanis, some of them making no secret of their desire for a separate identity from Pakistan.
A furious attack was launched by Senge Sering, Director of the Gilgit-Baltistan National Congress whose outburst against Pakistan’s human rights abuse in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir essentially countered Syed’s case about Indian excesses in J&K.
Mr. Senge Sering said, ”You occupy one-third of Kashmir (in Pakistan), and an occupier cannot be a friend of Kashmir on the other side (in India). You have been exploiting resources in Gilgit-Baltistan, without paying royalty or compensation, a single penny for the last 70 years, I call you a thief in Gilgit-Baltistan and a thief in Gilgit-Baltistan cannot be a friend in Jammu and Kashmir.”
He further added- “Get out of this vicious cycle. Pakistan is not good for any country and it has not done any good for the United States. It is not good for the people of Kashmir.”
Not only Mr. Senge Sering but Sindhi, Baloch, and PoK dissidents and separatists also raised their voices against Pakistan. Much of Mushahid Husain Syed’s case was undermined by the rash of disaffection that erupted at the meeting from these dissidents and separatists who questioned Pakistan’s claim over the Kashmir valley when its own human rights abuses within Pakistan was so poor. One Baloch activists referred to his homeland as Pakistan-Occupied Balochistan, while a Sindhi activist related Sindhi grievances.