BRICS Summit 2017 is going on in Xiamen, China and the host country has a surprise for many. China backtracks on Pakistan for the first time and that would be a deadly blow for those who consider the PRC as the all-weather allies. China has finally agreed to bow down the demand of the BRICS nation especially India, to club the Lashkar-e-Taiba, and Jaish-e-Mohammad as terror groups with Islamic State. The two Pakistan based groups were considered as security threats read a statement released by the BRICS nation from Xiamen, China. This is the first time, China has bitten the bullet of terrorism sponsored from the soil of Pakistan. The same China blocks the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad Azhar Masood’s name from the UN Designated Terrorist. However, this has been a welcome state from China as it nods for it in the BRICS Summit 2017.
China is a vast country and an emerging power. In order to sustain as an influencing country, it needs to create balance. It has already made a disaster by supporting a rogue nation like North Korea which has now turned into a security threat to the entire world. On the other hand, they are raising Pakistan now which has all the potential to become the second North Korea. There is nothing wrong with the people of Pakistan, they are still struggling with the Army and Civil Government enforced poverty, joblessness, poor health and others. However, the terrorist groups that are harvested by the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Government remain a threat to the world, not only India. China needs to understand. If they are helping Pakistan to stand on its feet, then there is no problem, but that does not really mean, they should support the terrorism from the Pakistan soil.
Pakistan should also understand that an ally would not save them from their nefarious activities, and this is the time, to bring the peace and citizen focused politics in the soil. The terrorism that they sponsor now, is already haunting them, and there would be time soon when it would grasp the country if no action is taken.
BRICS Summit 2017 Summit has taken a positive towards a stable and peaceful world and actions must be taken now.