I have always been open about it. My old avatar was an actual picture of me in Uniform. That was back when The forum was a lot younger. I swore an oath. The same one as My Grandfathers swore. The people who they swore it to took care of my grandmothers when they passed and provided for them. I have land in Pakistan that they earned through their service. If I hadn't been raised in the UK I would likely have been a poor agrarian farmer. I will not back down from my past irrespective of the flack.This is your first reply that is productive and non-condescending, and is appreciated. There are parts here that I agree wholeheartedly.
The only other thing I’ll say, if you come on a Pakistani forum and argue the benefits of being a queens subject be prepared to get a little flack for it. Don’t expect some of us to cheerlead that thinking, and I am not saying we are correct. What we have is an equal right to a belief and are willing to listen to open franks counterpoints. But we won’t be talked down to. As to your point about telling the forest from the trees that is an affliction that straddles all sorts of people. In fact I’ll argue desi have a greater proclivity of seeing vast forests where there are sometimes only a collection of bushes. But then again people think all sorts of things.
In parting please return our prized possession the Toad of Karachi, he is being yearned for here in Pakland. I am sure it is a misunderstanding on the part of the UK authorities. They are unaware of this fellow and his shenanigans.
I have helped build this forum. I am fully aware of the PAK mentality and that is what frustrates me. There is a victim mentality and a tendecny to descend into "them versus us" with the West. And it is not based in reality. Everything is a "Conspiracy" I just want a bit more critical thinking.
Anyway I will bid you goodnight. I can't help you with the TOAD I'm afraid. It's above my pay grade
Well the obvious answer is that something has either been said to them about a potential threat or a threat has been made. ( we won't know till it is made public)Then WHY NZ even traveled to Pakistan (given the above two points) i.e. just to leave the Country before a cricketing event to bring bad limelight...? They could have made a case of not traveling to Pakistan based on the above two points... it is like yes our esteemed "Five Eyes alliance" have completed their "due diligence" and given us a green signal to travel to Pakistan but then ... a "U Turn" on that assessment...
If you think about the current situation
IRAN is pissed with Pakistan (Because of Afghanistan)
India is pissed with Pakistan (Because of many reasons Lol)
Afghani's on the losing side are pissed with Pakistan
All of these parties would love to humiliate Pakistan with a high profile incident involving foreign sports teams. How would Pakistan look then?