Ahmadiyya Times

Telling the truth should be news – If it happened, it will be here…

Pakistan squanders Malala moment


Since Pakistan’s founding, its military and intelligence establishments have relied on militants as an asymmetric asset in their rivalry with the larger, more powerful India. That reliance remains intact, despite occasional pressure from the U.S. and its counter-terrorism partners.

PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: Bloomberg | Views
By the Editors | October 18, 2012

Pakistan’s government is squandering its “Malala moment”: the chance to harness public outrage over the Taliban’s shooting of 14-year-old education activist Malala Yousufzai and take the fight to the terrorists who threaten the nation and its neighbors.

The fecklessness of the government’s current strategy against terrorism is captured in the offer of a $1 million bounty by Interior Minister Rehman Malik for aid in hunting down Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Eshan, who has defended the attack on Malala and warned of more to come.

If Pakistan really wanted to capture Eshan — and it should — a $1 million reward probably isn’t necessary. He routinely sends e-mails and text messages and makes landline phone calls to dozens of journalists, many of whom are under some form of government surveillance. Dollars to doughnuts Pakistan’s Inter- Services Intelligence agency, long thought to have ties to the Taliban and other terrorist groups, knows where Eshan is.

Since Pakistan’s founding, its military and intelligence establishments have relied on militants as an asymmetric asset in their rivalry with the larger, more powerful India. That reliance remains intact, despite occasional pressure from the U.S. and its counterterrorism partners.

General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the leader of Pakistan’s military, has condemned the attack on Malala and her fellow students, praising her as “an icon of courage and hope.” He could follow up those comforting words with a military operation against the Taliban and other extremist groups such as the Haqqani network in North Waziristan.

[more… ]

Read original post here: Pakistan Squanders Malala Moment

This content-post is archived for backup and to keep archived records of any news Islam Ahmadiyya. The views expressed by the author and source of this news archive do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of Ahmadiyya Times.

Advertisements

Filed under: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Catagories

FOLLOW AHMADIYYATISLAM ON TWITTER

  • "Surely, Allah defends those who believe. Surely, Allah loves not any one who is perfidious or ungrateful." (The Holy Quran, Ch22V39)- 4 days ago
  • Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said, "We must demonstrate mercy and kindness in our dealings with one another in this world."- 5 days ago
  • "Your God is One God; therefore submit ye all to Him. And give thou glad tidings to the humble." (The Holy Quran, Ch22V35)- 5 days ago
  • Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said, "Every Ahmadi who claims to follow the Promised Messiah (as) also promises to reform himself."- 1 week ago
  • "And whoso respects the sacred Signs of Allah — that indeed proceeds from the righteousness of hearts." (The Holy Quran, Ch22V33)- 1 week ago
  • "Hast thou not seen that to Allah submits whosoever is in the heavens and whosoever is in the earth." (The Holy Quran, Ch22V19)- 1 week ago
%d bloggers like this: