Balkanization of Pakistan

There has been a war of words between Pakistan’s ruling and opposition leaders over whether the country will be divided into three. In an interview, Imran Khan stated that if the Army does not take precautions, Pakistan will be divided into three separate parts. He was implying that Shahbaz Sharif was incompetent as Prime Minister. In the country, inflation, hunger, and poverty are on the rise. Why is Pakistan’s Army deafeningly silent when the country is in crisis?

Imran Khan was deposed by the Army, and he is pleading with the same force to save Pakistan from its current predicament. Following Imran’s remarks, former President Asif Zardari accused him of speaking the language of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Shahbaz Sharif claims Imran has misled the world by claiming Pakistan’s situation is similar to that of Syria and Afghanistan. Imran has also stated that Pakistan’s treasury is devoid of funds.

If the Army deteriorates, the nation’s all-powerful nuclear arsenals will become obsolete. He believes that in such a situation, both America and India have the potential to manipulate Pakistan. Imran Khan must win the next election no matter what. In order to achieve this goal, he must accuse America and India.In fact, the speculation is not about Pakistan’s trifurcation. For many years, there has been a growing desire to divide the country into four distinct parts.

What is Balkanization?

Balkanization refers to the division of a multinational state into smaller ethnically homogeneous units. The term is also applied to ethnic conflict within multiethnic states.

A place or country is divided into several small political units, many of which are hostile to one another. Balkanization is derived from the name of the Balkan Peninsula, which was divided into several small nations in the early twentieth century.

When the central government becomes vulnerable, the call for balkanization becomes louder. Pakhtunistan, Balochistan, Sindh, and Punjab are the four parts. Punjab is politically powerful, prosperous, and wields significant power in governance.

According to scholar Journalist Dr. Vaidik, “Breaking Pakistan into three or four pieces benefits neither them nor India. India currently only has to deal with one Pakistan. If our neighbour splits into four, we will have to deal with four different Pakistans. Not only is there a possibility, but India will be impacted by the likely conflicts and quarrels between the newly formed entities. India may also encounter difficulties on its way to Central Asia and Europe. Apart from that, the economic conditions of all these small countries are bound to deteriorate, and India will be forced to deal with the situation. Aside from that, Pakistan will become a weak and fragile state. India always wishes for the prosperity and safety of its neighbours. We oppose the balkanization of any nation. Let all nations live in peace and harmony.”

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