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    PAK and AFGHANISTAN discuss UNION !

    Unconfirmed sources have revealed that the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan have been secretly discussing a union between the two countries.

    The new country to be called the Islamic Emirate of Pakistan will be governed by laws based on Sharia.

    Pakistani currency will be the currency of the new Union; Islamabad will be the Federal capital; Afghan Army will be merged with the Pakistani Army under joint command.

    Afghanistan will be re-organised into six provinces with their own provincial capitals. North West Province will be renamed Paktunwah and remain a separate province.

    The United country will be better able to tackle American pressure to dismantle the Jihadi groups, now based in the two countries. A senior Pakistani Official, requesting anonymity, concedes that the recent developments and tension with the West was largely responsible for the merger talks between the two countries.

    The Pakistani Government of General Musharraf has convinced his Afghan counterparts that his caretaker Govt. speaks on and can act on behalf of the people of Pakistan.

    Stumbling blocks are: The 10% of Afghanistan not currently under the Taliban control. The large Shia Hazara, Tajiks and Uzbek populations that will surely resist such a union. Also, such a union will certainly be condemned by India and the Soviet Union.

    The two sides will continue the discussion upon arrival in Pakistan of senior officials from Afghanistan. Some form of announcements are expected shortly.

    #2
    This is brilliant news if true !. Afghanistan and Pakistan are natural partners, and a formal union will cement this. The majority of Pakhtoons live in Pakistan at the moment, and it is only right that all Pakhtoons should be under one state. As for the no-Pakhtoons of Afghanistan - the Tajiks, Uzbeks and Turkmens etc. Their areas should be allowed to join neighbouring countries to make this union easier.

    Imagine the reaction of India ? From Gen Musharraf it has had to suffer the humiliation of Kargil, the overthrow of their puppet Nawaz Sharif, the hijacking and now a 'deadly' union with Afganistan.

    A couple of years ago when I was still at university a visiting US scholar and expert on the former USSR and South Asia said that within 20 to 25 years there would be an Central/Western Asian confederation consisting of Pakistan/Kashmir, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and possibly other states like the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and possibly Saudi Arabia.

    Obviously this is finally coming true - India beware !

    Allah Akbar!!!

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      #3
      This sounds a bit unlikely. For one thing, I can't imagine national pride allowing Afghans to become part of a country called Pakistan. Certainly some form of military and financial co operation is feasable and desirable though. After all, during the Russian conflict some 7,000,000 refugees came to Pakistan from Afghanistan and many have made their homes and livelihoods there.

      >>a visiting US scholar and expert on the former USSR and South Asia said that within 20 to 25 years there would be an Central/Western Asian confederation consisting of Pakistan/Kashmir, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and possibly other states like the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and possibly Saudi Arabia

      Yes it's true the other nations are soiling their pants at this prospect but it is definitely the way to go. We need to develop ties with these countries as they will be more reliable in the long run than "friends" like US who during Pakistan's most secular phase in the 60's and 70's stabbed us repeatedly in the back when it came to conflict with India.

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        #4
        I think this is an interesting thing to happen if it will.

        Dominating political/ethnic class in this case will be pakhtun in stead of punjabi. i wonder how the reaction will be.

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          #5
          Afghan+pakistan than pakistan will become big country...than it will be hard to handle all of that and it will break from the middle...thats how it goes if union happens between 2 countries.

          Jaawan

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            #6
            Reports for Pakistan are indeed saying that the idea of a confederation is being discussed between Afghanistan and Pakistan. This would be goood for Pakistan and the Pathans and a nightmare for India - its going to happen soon. The Taliban leader Mullah Omar recently said 'Afghanistan and Pakistan are two eyes in the same head, and their destiny is one'. The new confederation will be the 5th largest country in the world, with a poulation of 170 million people (Pakistan 145 million, Afghanistan 25 million). All 30 million Pathans will for the first time be under one country. And I don't think that Pathans will dominate the new union - because there will still be 75 million Punjabi's in the new enlarged Pakistan - its just they won't be a majority any more...which speaking as a Punjabi I think is a good idea, because the union will be stronger if no one group dominates.

            After this union we should move to annex Iranian Balochistan, and thereby bring all Balochi's under one roof!

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              #7
              Doesnt that sound wonderfull...anyone thinking of problem it will cause in the problemed country?


              Jaawan

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              Till next time***Keep_It_Simple_Stupid***

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