Any number of security measures will be futile or partly successful as long as the mindset continues being nourished
Few people remember or even know of the peak days when a US first lady visited Pakistan
'Some of the best weapons (in counterinsurgency) do not shoot'
Niccolo Machiavelli says “it is more important to be feared than to be loved”
Pakistan needs to engage in constructive and meaningful dialogue with Afghanistan
Afghanistan still faces multitude of challenges each having its internal and external dimensions
Each of the deals struck with Fazlullah and Sufi Muhammad further strengthened their grip over the local population.
Talks, no doubt, are the best option but that should not and must not mean surrender or compromise.
If Bashir Bilour wished, he could have buried his head in the sand like his fellow politicians and saved his skin.
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