Get rid of the terrorist networks

And chillax

 

While announcing America’s  Afghan policy President Trump accused Pakistan of harbouring terrorists who he claimed kill American citizens and demanded an end to it.  Trump’s policy also  provided India  a role in Afghanistan. Tying up Afghanistan with America’s  South Asia policy has already deepened regional tensions. The claim by the Trump administration regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passing  through a disputed territory was an endorsement of India’s claim. It was ignored that the work on 1,300KM long KKH started in 1966  and the road was opened to public traffic in 1986.  The claim can only add to frictions between Pakistan and the US.

Before the arrival of Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Mattis  Pakistan has made it clear how far it is going to accommodate the Trump administration and where a red line begins.  Denying the presence of terrorist sanctuaries anywhere in Pakistan, both Prime Minister Abbasi and Foreign Minister Asif have shown willingness to address  whatever concerns the US has in this respect. Asif has gone a step  further by offering the US joint operations against  any possible safe haven of the Haqqani network in Pakistan. According to Asif, COAS Bajwa had  made the same offer to President Ashraf Ghani during his recent visit to Kabul. On Monday the COAS again expressed his  resolve to  make Pakistan a terror-free country. In this  age of space tracking  and surveillance  system (STSS), it should not be difficult to verify Pakistan’s  claim.  Pakistan is rightly unwilling to accept  India as a party in the resolution of  the conflict in Afghanistan or a factor in Pak-US relations.

Those who matter in Pakistan have continued too long to stick to a  policy of cherry-picking among the terrorist networks. What Pakistan called sacrifices in the war on terror were considered by the international community the price Pakistan had  to pay for its  policy of patronising terrorists. Pakistan needs urgently to get rid of whatever terrorist groups and banned networks still continue to function in the country under different names.  Deeds will then speak  better than claims.



2 Comments

  1. JAWAHAR LAL said:

    A VERY SENSIBLE ADVICE IN YOUR EDITORIAL HOPE PAK POLITICIANS HEED IT. NOTHING HAS BEEN ACHIEVED BY
    TERRORISM IT IS ONLY A WASTING MALADY. ONCE THE TROUBLED WATERS DUE TO TERRORISM CALM DOWN SANER ELEMENTS WILLPREVAIL AND MANY ISSUES WILL GET SORTED OUT. VIOLENCE HAS NEVER ACHIEVED ANY THING

  2. Sher Mohammad said:

    I have passed a message to President Trump on his personal contact. Terrorism is a curse on us. Both sides are placed on the wrong hand of God. Terrorists are warned nin Quran with severe punishment both in this world and an eternal abode in the blazing fire of Hell in hereafter. Let these rogues read it for them with own eyes. Allah will instill His fear in them and give them a glimpse of their final abode in Hell. As for us and those who read Quran and are on Good’s right hand side, He assures in repeatedly in His Book: “Have no fear neither do you grieve” with Me. He says, “I am enough” for you. I proposed right at the beginning of the rising of Taliban to create a strong forum. Let us convey God’s message to the terrorists that will instill His fear and, then, raise His force to wipe them out. Islam is essentially a religion of peace. “The inc from the pen of a scholar is better than blood of a martyr.” We just need to create a strong and independent Think Take as a forum for discussion and debates to create consensus in Muslim world for our resurgence and to be placed on the right side of God from which we are strayed far too much away. Terrorism is our problem and God has taught us to place all our problems in His care. You are aggravating it.

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