In the scheme of things, many a wrong have been corrected through Divine interventions to maintain social balance on earth. In the recent past, there are two such examples of corrective measures. Germany under Hitler, drunk with the notion of superiority of the German race, tried to conquer the world and disturbed world peace, yet within a period of 15 years, the disorder so created, was corrected, through Divine intervention, i.e., the coalition of nations. Similarly, in 1990, encouraged by the break-up of the Soviet Union, Bush, launched 'The Crusade against the Muslim heartland to establish USAs supremacy over the world, claiming that the 21st century belonged to America, but through Divine intervention, balance was restored, within a period of 15 years, at the hands of the ragtag Afghans. The US ambitions and pride now lie buried, in the stony sands of Afghanistan, while the Islamic surge is sweeping the region, soothing our bleeding hearts and wounded bodies. The Afghan Taliban, now are the winners and enjoy the right to lay down the conditions for peace, yet the same old game of 1990 is being played to deny power to them. The Muslim world has suffered immensely during the last 30 years, but has stood firm, inflicting defeat on the Soviet Union, USA, EU, Israel and India. The struggle, thus, has created the 'Global Islamic Resistance and 'New Centres of Power have emerged, which have a vital role in determining the geopolitical and social order, in the region. The 'Islamic Resistance grew from the Afghan soil, under the Divine mandate, against the occupation forces, with a message, which is explicit and finite: Why should you not fight in the way of Allah for those men, women and children, who, being weak, are being oppressed and are crying: 'Our Lord Rescue us and send redeemers to protect us from the oppressors (Al-Nisa, Ayah 75). In response to 'the call, over 60,000 believers from over 70 countries of the world converged, in support of the Afghan freedom fighters (CIA Report), and defeated the Soviets. Ostensibly, they were supported by the USA, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and others, but a decade later - between 2001 to 2011- without any outside support, they have humbled the mightiest of the mighty. The Afghan resistance calls itself 'The Shadow Army, and like a shadow, it extends itself, withdraws and appears again and remains elusive. It is a non-state force, which is mission-oriented and not concerned with the domestic matters of the country, where it operates; it poses no threat to others and melts away when occupation is vacated, as it did in 1990 when the Soviets retreated from Afghanistan. The 'Unity of Pakhtuns against foreign aggression provided the bedrock of resistance, extending from Karachi to the Hindukush Mountains. It enjoys the support of 24 million Pakistani Pakhtuns and 17 million Afghan Pakhtuns. Their resistance draws strength from their traditions and belief, and love for freedom. They remain undefeated and a source of strength, both for Pakistan and Afghanistan. Their will to resist and defeat, thus, is considered a great threat to USAs strategic interests in the region, as David Kilcullen, former US National Security Advisor President, had said. The 'Shia Crescent extends from Iran to Iraq and Bahrain, including the sizeable minorities in Syria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and is a force to be reckoned with. The Americans are frightened of the rising power of Iran and have tried to suppress it through sanctions and threat of war, but have failed. It has since been demonised, as a threat to the neighbouring Sunni countries, who have purchased US military hardware worth over $150 billion to face the Iranian threat. In reaction to the atrocities committed on the Muslims, particularly during the last 30 years and killing of over six million innocent men, women and children, they have sought protection under their 'faith, resulting into a strong surge of Islamic thought sweeping the entire region. For example, the moderate Naqshbandi Silsila, which had remained suppressed since World War I, now is sweeping the entire region, from Turkey to Damascus and Turkmenistan. Similarly, the moderate Qadria Silsila is sweeping the region from Egypt to Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Somalia and the Middle Eastern countries. This surge is shaping the so-called Arab Spring into Islamic movements, in Egypt, Libya, Somalia, Morocco and Yemen. A more orthodox Islamic culture has emerged in Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. Such is the emerging reality determining the contours of the Islamic Order, against the forces of oppression and State sponsored terrorism. Pakistan has suffered immensely due to the war between the Global Islamic Resistance and the occupation forces in Afghanistan. Apart from death and destruction, its economy is shattered, law and order has deteriorated and its armed forces are engaged in a running battle with its own tribals, which have a deep impact on domestic politics, turning it into an aberration of a civilised society. There are dozens of religious parties in Pakistan, divided on the basis of sect, ethnicity and varying schools of thought, which have failed to give a clean and decent way of life, Islam promises. And out of this disorderliness has emerged the class of the so-called emancipated majority - almost 70 percent of the population, bereft of the Islamic teachings and are demanding a secular order. Yet, the oppressed Pakistani nation carries the burden of the commitment it made to its national purpose in 1947: To strive for a democratic order, based on the principles of Quran and Sunnah. Time and again, the nation has affirmed its commitment to its national purpose and has voted mainly for the moderate parties, rejecting the fundamentalists, because its objective is in sight and the fundamental direction is correct. While the domestic politics is warming up, there is a brutal race for power and money, by the business stakeholders, which spells disaster (Ibne-Khaldun). This precarious situation, thus, places greater responsibility on the people of Pakistan, our courts of justice and the armed forces, to act and redeem the situation. The writer is former chief of army staff, Pakistan. Email: