Pakistan unlikely to go after Haqqani militants: US officer

Published: June 29, 2011
Top officers indicate Pakistan lacks the will and resources to move against Haqqani militants in N Waziristan.

Top officers indicate Pakistan lacks the will and resources to move against Haqqani militants in N Waziristan.

WASHINGTON: A senior US military officer said Tuesday Pakistani leaders show no sign they are ready to crack down on Haqqani militants operating from sanctuaries near the Afghan border, despite repeated US requests.

The United States has long demanded Pakistan go after the Haqqani network in North Waziristan that has staged attacks on NATO-led forces in Afghanistan.

But top officers indicated they did not expect any improvement in Islamabad’s cooperation and that Pakistan lacked the will and the resources to move against Haqqani militants.

“Sir, I don’t think it is likely to change,” Vice Admiral William McRaven, who oversaw a raid last month by Navy SEALs that killed Osama bin Laden in his Pakistani hideout, told senators.

Referring to talks with Islamabad military leaders, McRaven said “it is both a capacity issue for the Pakistanis and I think potentially a willingness issue.”

McRaven, nominated by President Barack Obama to take over US special operations command, said the situation in northwest tribal areas “is difficult for them to deal with.”

Lieutenant General John Allen, named as the next commander in Afghanistan, suggested Pakistan was keeping its options open by allowing Haqqani fighters to operate within its borders.

“It’s a function probably of capacity. But it might also be a function of their hedging, whether they have determined that the United States is going to remain in Afghanistan, whether our strategy will be successful or not,” Allen told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“At some point, as we have emphasized to the Pakistanis, we’ve got to bring pressure to bear on this insurgent safe haven,” he said.

Senator Carl Levin, after hearing the officers answer his questions on Pakistan, said Islamabad’s approach was unacceptable.

“Well, something’s got to give, something’s got to change,” Levin said.

His comments came amid calls from some lawmakers to scale back the billions in US aid for Pakistan due to the presence of extremist safe havens.

Another senator, Lindsey Graham, said it was time Pakistan track down the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Omar.

McRaven confirmed to Graham that the US military believed Omar was in Pakistan and had asked the country’s army to find him.

General Allen also confirmed, when asked by Graham, that roadside bombs used to assault US-led forces were being constructed in Pakistan and that the United States had provided Islamabad with information about the location of bomb-making sites.

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Reader Comments (53)

  • Mirza
    Jun 29, 2011 - 11:28AM

    How can our security forces undo their work of several decades? If one does not believe it then read the army website where Jihad is a fundamental belief. We have invested lots of time, money and efforts to prepare these strategic assets. The fact that these strategic assets are a threat to US interest and if Pakistan would not do it somebody else would. It can only delay the process but cannot stop it. Recommend

  • Frank
    Jun 29, 2011 - 11:34AM

    The Haqqani network are freedom fighters who have been fighting foreign invaders in Afghanistan since the days of the Soviet occupation.. The Haqqanis have no conflict with Pakistan at all. However, we are supposed to attack them and make enemies of them simply because they are America’s enemies and to help America win in and get out of Afghanistan. The Americans of course don’t care a damn that we will then reap the rich harvest they have sown, just as we did after the Soviet occupation ended. The arrogance of this country simply knows no bounds. America is out of control and dangerous. When is Pakistan going to break free of this deadly embrace Liaquat Ali Khan and Pervaiz Musharraf have got us into?Recommend

  • American
    Jun 29, 2011 - 11:37AM

    Its now sure , we need to attack Pakistan for safety of America….no option. its now clear that what ever terrorist activity all over world is backed by Pakistan.Recommend

  • aamir saeed
    Jun 29, 2011 - 11:41AM

    How many more of our people have to die before our establishment gives up its support of islamic fascism? why are they still bent upon protecting,funding these islamic fanatics who’ve murdered 40,000 of our own people.this support of jihad fasaad has led to these people spreading their hatefilled bigoted religious ideology all over pakistan.

    why doesn’t our army realise that it’s duty is towards pakistan’s interests and that it is not the socalled ummah’s army but it is our army,the pakistani taxpayer funds it by sacrificing ourselves.pakistan and islam are two separate things,confusing the two has led us to disaster.Recommend

  • pervez adeel
    Jun 29, 2011 - 11:44AM

    there are no good or bad taliban,it’s all bad.islamic fascists in any form are unacceptable for a civilised can’t differentiate between the two,they all want to keep women locked up inside the houses,they all want to prevent girls from getting education,they want girls to be married off in their childhood,they want to stone women to death in public,they want to behead gays just for being gay,they want to kill ex-muslims only because they wanted to leave the fold of islam.
    why does our establishment insist on supporting such religious savages??Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 29, 2011 - 11:59AM

    Nothing new here! The sad fact is that US wasted a decade and billions of dollars of Taxpayer’s Monies on trusting this Country’s leadership and its main institution!!!!!!!
    But its good to see that this is being questioned by the lawmakers in Washington.
    Time has come for Pakistan to really put its position on various issues in regards to Afghanistan and terror policies on record, so that the global community can really look at the real face of Pakistan!!!
    Let’s face it they simply can not afford to take action in NW, as the reality possibly is that they may face huge casualities, and are ill prepared for any conflict!!
    This institution has been too busy building up commercial emipre over last decade than actually do what all the armies do, namely train and defend its territories!!!!
    The rest is just pure hype about Pak Army, for local consumption thru their media and ISPR !!!Recommend

  • D. Powers
    Jun 29, 2011 - 12:12PM

    Americans and Afghans are discussing on how to carry forward parleys with Taliban while ask Pakistan to go after them. How ironic !Recommend

  • Aftab
    Jun 29, 2011 - 12:31PM

    We are heading towards another Cambodia-like airstrikes on Pakistan. Everything here is to lay down the grounds.Recommend

    Jun 29, 2011 - 12:47PM

    The strategic assets must be protected at all cost since they are the future rulers of Afghanistan who would first implement sharia in their own country and subsequently in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 29, 2011 - 12:57PM

    @R S JOHAR:
    These assets are going to bring downfall of this nation and we will see that all the politicians and Generals moving to Dubai & London to reside on their “very hard earned money” defending and serving their Country and its People!!!!!Recommend

  • Malik
    Jun 29, 2011 - 12:58PM

    This is right decision by our establishment, we should demand NATO to take action against militants who come in group that they send across the border to attack our military posts.
    This is right strategy by our military. Its enough to support US now we should react to those who have been plotting these militant games for Pakistan.Recommend

  • Amir
    Jun 29, 2011 - 1:25PM

    Its really unnecessary to go after these guys when U.S. and Afghanistan are desperate to start peace talks with these guys. Why should Pakistan be in their bad side when clearly they have so much power in Afghanistan and will most likely rule Afghanistan again and Why should Pakistan lose more Pakistani soldiers over this unnecessary war.Recommend

  • faraz
    Jun 29, 2011 - 1:30PM

    Our policy is simple – let the taliban and drones battle each other out; tribals are non-productive citizens of the state who provide a pool for recruiting strategic assets.Recommend

  • Khalid
    Jun 29, 2011 - 1:31PM

    Try once … but remember if Pakistan can’t raise the worth of its currency it can surely bring your US Dollar near to Zimbabwean Dollar. Iraq and Afghanistan has already made you so much lame that you had to think 1000 times whether to go for war with small country Libya, lest you think of attacking a country with 250 nukes ready to melt American skins sitting in Kuwait, Qatar, KSA, Bahrain, UAE, Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea and your pet monkeys in Israel. Recommend

  • Jun 29, 2011 - 1:51PM

    @D. Powers:
    They’re not the same group. How uninformed!Recommend

  • AHK
    Jun 29, 2011 - 1:53PM

    Americans are always talking about how they wasted taxpayers money by giving aid to Pakistan. Dont they ever think about wasting over $150 billion in Afghanistan? They are still getting there a** kicked over there.
    Think about it….if we are able to frustrate the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan for a decade by funding taliban and training them, then it would be right to say that Pakistan is the superpower and not the USA.Recommend

  • Shabbir Baloch
    Jun 29, 2011 - 2:00PM

    if US can talk with taliban than why should Pak fight with them.
    Indian terror groups and RAW openly working in Afghanistan. Afghanistsn is becoming a launching pad against Pskistsn, USA is exposed after R Davis arrested in lahore, spying on Pak militry and nuclear sites shows what r they upto.Recommend

  • Why do people think its Pakistan the problem. When infact its America who has been invading muslim land like Iraq Libya and Afghanistan well ofc muslim extremist got a good reason to fight against Americans after all American army has destroyed and killed more civiliance then the terriost could do. Also when u do drone attacks in Pakistan and kill civiliance in the process ofc Pakistani will be anti American then the Taliban and Pakistan have same enemys and its all common sense. First of all its U.S.A to blame after all Pakistan was its key ally in the Afghan-Soviet war and was the key main-helper and thats why today America is a superpower beacuse of Pakistan then the Americans leave backstabbing us and leaving us with sanctions and no money to build schools in the FATA area thats where anit-america! is Alive and after 9/11 America like always asks Pakistan for help and we do so. USA is a dying superpower and as a miltarypower USA is a failure the U.S have the best weapons and tech but they lack spirt to fight. U.S and Pak are allys and foe and both nuclear armed nations have a very goodchance to clash in war between each other it will be more likely a WW3 since U.S is facing Pakistan and if ever U.S imposes war on Pakistan. And the Pakistani nation will not leave U.S.A with a single generation they now there facing mutual destruction from both sides and ofc like always America needs to bring its allys since they cant really solo a war. But Pakistan’s biggest ally for 60 years has been China attacking Islamabad is attacking the Red Dragon.Recommend

  • Bhola
    Jun 29, 2011 - 2:23PM

    @ R S JAUHAR

    These assets will be protected but unfortunately India will not be… neither from Maoists, tamils, Sikhs, kashmiris or your so called ‘friend’ Afghanistan. If you guys have the guts, stop them, but alas Indians pride on talking the talk and not walking — Typical hypocritical attitudeRecommend

  • malik
    Jun 29, 2011 - 2:24PM

    From the statements emanating every day from US – from Hillary Clinton to other officials – it is clear that the US has started preparing the groundwork for completely disengaging with Pakistan.

    First step is to withdraw from Afghanistan and then the stoppage of aid and sanctions on Pak will follow.

    I think Pak think tank should be prepared to tackle this situation. If they are NOT prepared, the event will suddenly be upon them and they will be consumed with the horrific turn of events that might happen subsequent to the sanctions and embargoes.

    As Senator Carl Levin has so ominously warned, Something Gotta Give !!Recommend

  • Syed Imran
    Jun 29, 2011 - 2:57PM

    Who is this Mirza? Why is express tribune providing him space to ridicule our armed forces. ET are the Indians providing space for such commentsRecommend

  • Cautious
    Jun 29, 2011 - 3:08PM

    If militants can seize large sections of Pakistan and your army is incapable of taking them on — what chance do you think you have in a conflict with a real army? Why spend the enormous amts on an army which apparently lacks the guts to fight?Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 29, 2011 - 3:24PM

    @Syed Imran:
    Maybe his second name is Ghalib!!!!! At least the guy has foresight to think and ability to analyse the situation on hand with some rational rather than illusions !!!!!Recommend

  • PoorPeace!
    Jun 29, 2011 - 3:27PM

    @Syed Imran…miyan syed saab. Mirza is also from your country let him too express his views. Any comment that is unpalatable automatically becomes Indian. HahahahaRecommend

  • D. Powers
    Jun 29, 2011 - 3:30PM

    @Mark: Do you know how many groups of Taliban are there in Afghanistan? There are many, and many will be left out (or wont enter) in the peace talks. These includes the likes Hikmatyar’s Hizb-e-islami, supported by Iran and Pakistan. There cannot by peace in Afghanistan if powerful groups like Haqqani Network and likes of Hikmatyar are left out of peace talks. So it is ironic that Americans will talk to the Taliban of their choice but want Pakistan to go after the Taliban that Pakistan has been supporting for long. Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 29, 2011 - 3:31PM

    Well according to your Army its been ” Unnecessary ” To do anything over past decade while collecting ARMS & AID from US to the tune of Billions not Millions !!! While thousands of innocent pakistanis have been slaughtered by these assets of the state!!!!
    The principal reason for holding talks in regards to Afghanistan is due to the fact that Washington have now realised that their so called partner in this War on Terror is really more of hinderance than a partner, hence their absence from participation in these talks too!!Recommend

  • Frank
    Jun 29, 2011 - 3:47PM


    If militants can seize large sections
    of Pakistan and your army is incapable
    of taking them on — what chance do you
    think you have in a conflict with a
    real army? Why spend the enormous amts
    on an army which apparently lacks the
    guts to fight?

    The army has both the will and the ability to crush Islamist militants as it has demonstrated in Swat and South Waziristan. The issue is the kind of response that an attack on North Wazirstan will provoke on Pakistani cities and the civilian population. Pakistani lives are cheap for the Americans and don’t even enter into their calculations, but the Pakistan Army has to carefully consider the consequences for the country its people.Recommend

  • Menon
    Jun 29, 2011 - 3:54PM


    Your ignorance is superceded ony by your stupidity. Mrs. Clinton during her campaign said, we will bomb Pakistan to stone age if necessary to protect America. President Obama said, if he had actionable evidence on high value targets, he will not hesitate to take action whereever they may be and he did.

    Pakistans 250 nukes are toys and using it black mail rest of the world is not going to work well. It hasn’t worked well for North Korea to whom you sold the technology. You can beat your chest all you want. Besides, your army is telling you about the nukes, who knows if it really nukes or some toy from China.

    Self destruction is approcahing fast. The era of fooling US officials and miliking its citizens are over.Recommend

  • UK Military Man
    Jun 29, 2011 - 4:30PM

    We (the West) have really made a mess of this. Going in to Afghanistan without understanding the actual problem is typical of our short-termism. We attack symptoms of the problem and end up making the problem worse because we never understood the problem in the first place.

    Instead of trying to attack and bomb everything in the completely misguided belief that America and its allies have some divine right to this planet, how about we try to understand what it is about our way of life that generates such derision and hatred?

    Or is that simply too hard and not kinetic enough?Recommend

  • Pradeep
    Jun 29, 2011 - 5:00PM

    Ooh… Big Pakistan Man Threatening. I am so scared.Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 29, 2011 - 5:31PM

    Their Gharait Brigade Commetators will not understand the equation as sadly its little bit too complicated for their simple minds!!!Recommend

  • narayana murthy
    Jun 29, 2011 - 5:37PM

    One thing is certain. Pakistani military establishment always believes that they are very good strategists and policy makers. They believe that they know their strengths and they also believe that they are superb players, when it comes to spy/war/diplomacy game.

    However, every too often, they have been proved wrong. Whether the 4 wars they fought with India or Abottabad incident. They thought that in a year America will leave and afghanistan will return to what it was 10 years ago. Osama’s death has changed everything.

    Even with Haqqani terrorists, army believes that they know exactly what they are doing. Just wait until it backfires.Recommend

  • Menon
    Jun 29, 2011 - 5:37PM

    @UK Military Man:

    You say symptoms, are you real. The real epidemic is terrorism emanating form Afghanistan previously and now from Paksitan who, systematically supported Taliban and Al Queda in Afgahistan. Suppose, West should have waited till they blew up the London bridge and few more trains in the Tube.

    C’mon. “You can’t be serious”.Recommend

  • UK Military Man
    Jun 29, 2011 - 6:05PM

    @Menon – without wishing to hijack this page as a personal forum, Why are they terrorists in the first place? What have we done to cause them this angst against us? They didn’t just wake up one day and decide to fight us.
    Perhaps stationing US troops in Saudi Arabia has something to do with it? Perhaps not. Whatever the reason, there are underlying reasons for people to want to fight us. Simply trying to hunt them down and kill them will never work and is a poor counter-terrorism/counter-insurgency strategy. We talk the good talk of counter-insurgency at the Tactical and Operational level but at the Strategic level we are led by chimps who only know Kinetic War. I share your views that we obviously have to deal with the problem but 10 years on and nothing has changed, not really. OBL’s death has changed nothing. Only a fool ever expected it to.Recommend

  • UK Military Man
    Jun 29, 2011 - 6:07PM

    @Menon: “we will bomb Pakistan to stone age if necessary to protect America”. The world is more than America, despite your government’s insistence to the contrary. Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 29, 2011 - 6:48PM

    Yes , you hit it on the nail! the feedback coming out of Washington is very much like you state!! Its a serious wake up call on Pakistan in its present form, forget Kashmir issue and focus on basic survival and maintainIng the integrity of what’s left of the nation!!!
    In regards to the Nukes !! Get out of that mind frame that the world is scared!! Those who matter in this equation are well aware and not that stupid and lacking inability to deal with them when time comes, and don’t be too surprised to find some of the all weather friends involved in doing so too!!!Recommend

  • hassan
    Jun 29, 2011 - 7:28PM


    This is what is going to happen:

    —Come 2014, US does not need NATO route any more; so, bye-bye billions of dollars.

    —So, now Pak has a problem of finding new members for the Friends of Pakistan Club.

    —2014, marks the end of ‘Friends With Benefits’ status. No more aid, may be, US will try to get Pak declared as Terrorist Country. (in retaliation for all the arm-twisting we have done.)

    —How will Pak pay its import bill without the US money? How will the economy survive?

    — Can a cash strapped country hold itself together? Can the Balochistan momentum be stopped in those turbulent times?

    —Can Pak prevent Taliban from taking over power?

    Looking at the crystal ball, I can only foresee a long list of refugees clamoring to be let inside the Wagah border by the winter of 2014…Recommend

  • observer
    Jun 29, 2011 - 7:46PM


    Is India hiding “Maoists, tamils, Sikhs, kashmiris or your so called ‘friend’ Afghanistan'” assets in North Waziristan or elsewhere.

    Please also check up on Tamil Tigers and Sri Lanka.Recommend

  • G. Din
    Jun 30, 2011 - 12:25AM

    @UK Military Man:
    If you are indeed who you say you are, thumb through your own history. Does Chamberlain ring a bell? But for America, another set of fascists would have been in the Buckingham palace today and you would have been clicking your army boots as a private in the Fuhrer’s army. America was not wrong then, was it? Look who is second guessing whom now?
    To Menon:“The world is more than America”
    America did not threaten the world. America went after those who were sent out of Afghanistan to strike at the pride and glory of America with NO provocation. America is teaching a lesson here. Do not spare your enemy, no matter where he is hiding. Kapisch?Recommend

  • Phajja
    Jun 30, 2011 - 1:51AM

    And You are the Hindu RSS Terrorist Under the name Hedgefunder. There are other Hindu coward Brothers of your who regularly write here under such Disguised ID’s because they feel shame in declaring their True Hindu Terrorist ID. Reality is your State is the source of all kinds State terrorism Starting from Tamil Tiger’s funding to Terrorism in Kashmir, Afghanistan and Balochistan. That Miscreant MIRZA who Imran referring is also a Hindu RSSTerrorist on RAW’s payroll , just like you, who come here everyday and BS. Therefore we Know who You and your brothers are here..Now that we know, Come out in the light with your TRUE ID Cards in the light. We promise you won’t be dealt badly. Recommend

  • Amir
    Jun 30, 2011 - 2:30AM

    @hassan. Worry about your india that has more poor people than all of Africa combined, and no Pakistani would ever flee to india. We had the worst natural disaster in Pakistan’s history last year in Sindh and Sindh is right on the border of india, and no Pakistani affected by floods went to india. Pakistan is a huge country. We have refugees in our country going to other areas of Pakistan but never to india, a dirty populated poor slum country with more poor than Africa. As for America, Pakistan doesnt need America when it had the next superpower China as its closest ally, who is holding trillions of America’s debts.Recommend

  • Amir
    Jun 30, 2011 - 2:37AM

    @Hedgefunder Pakistan was doing fine before U.S. brought their war OF terror into Pakistani soil. We never seen a case of suicide bombing in Pakistani soil before U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. We were doing better financially than all our neighbours (except China) before the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. We had good relations with Afghanistan before the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. We never seen any terrorist groups that target ONLY Pakistani Muslims before the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Leave our region and go back to your region (the U.S.-Mexico border), America is the cause of all the problems in our region.Recommend

  • Sameer
    Jun 30, 2011 - 2:39AM

    @ Shabbir Baloch – please provide one speck of evidence of India-sponsored terrorist activities in Afghanistan or Pakistan (or as Pakistanis like to believe: activity in Balochistan). There is not one credible source you can point to that’s not some Pakistani conspiracy theory. Pakistani complicity in terrorism is well known worldwide and proven over, and over, and over.

    @ Frank – no. There is no such thing as “Good Taliban”. The Haqqanis are violent terrorists who must be shut down. Stop deluding yourself. Your delusion is typical of the Pakistani Military and ISI who can’t tell the difference between right and wrong, between an asset and a liability, and between their left hand and their right hand as their ability to fight terrorists has shown.

    @ Syed Imran – what is it about Mirza’s truthful speech that makes you automatically assume he is Indian. Are you claiming that only Indians can speak the truth? That is extremely offensive to Pakistanis as a whole. Oh wait… you are Pakistani. Recommend

  • Mirza
    Jun 30, 2011 - 3:07AM

    Some mentally bankrupt are so naïve that they think only an Indian can give comments to support democracy, secularism, transparency and the ideals of Mr. Jinnah. It is the most anti Pakistan statement that these so-called Pakistan army supporters can make against the people of Pakistan. How insulting it is that demanding transparency, supremacy of constitution and democracy and demanding every institution be accountable is anti Pakistan? On one hand we do not stop talking about the equality that our religion requires; however, in practice we target the messenger! Pakistan would continue its downward spiral if we keep practicing this duplicity and hypocrisy. If we want to stop more East Pakistans and Kargil, we have to treat the army officers as equal Muslims and not above Islam and Pakistani constitution.

  • MK
    Jun 30, 2011 - 3:47AM

    In Afghanistan, US has learnt a lesson and after 10 years are now talking to talibs and here they want Pakistan to go after Haqqani. Wonder why? And the gov they have installed after fraudulent elections in Afghanistan consists of war lords and drug lords. Only ideology they share with Americans is hatred of taliban. They are not morally any better than the talibs.Recommend

  • PoorPeace!
    Jun 30, 2011 - 9:22AM

    @Bhola…Who told you that there is problem in India with Sikhs and Tamils? Try reading non pakistani news websites also sometimes.

    Kashmiri problem is the one created by your country but has not been able to stop India’s march towards becoming economic super power.
    Maoists are also nationalists. It might surprise you to know that during mumbai carnage, perpetrated your country, they sang Indian national song and offered any kind of help.

    Since long we have been hearing the doomsday scenario of India from you hateful pakistanis. But seems it is working in reverse.

    Person with house of glass should not throw stones at others. Look at your messy country and then comment. Please keep protecting your strategic assets as they become a painRecommend

  • PoorPeace!
    Jun 30, 2011 - 9:46AM

    @Phajja…I am a Hindu and an Indian. Now deal with me badly as you said. I dunno on what basis you people make such comments when your army and your militia has time and again bitten dust from our hands. You can defeat us only in your dreams.
    Time and again we have made it clear that we are from India, just that we don’t wear our religion on our sleeves and consider ourselves Indian first.
    If we are in balochistan then rest assured we will get it liberated from your country. Kashmir is already far better on our side than it could ever be on your side.Recommend

  • PoorPeace!
    Jun 30, 2011 - 9:46AM

    @Amir…Dear amir. India has largest population of poor in the world, agreed. But you conveniently forget that it also has 2nd most populous country on this earth. So percentage wise its far far less. A bit of mathematics will tell you that percentage is always a better indicator than absolute numbers when the sample sizes are different.

    As for your country aligning themselves with the so called next superpower China, it shows the kind of opportunism that your country has followed since its inception. Ever tried standing on your own feet without any help. BTW the chinese will never throw down dollars or yuan at you because, first, they are not as prosperous or benevolent as americans and secondly because they will know that you have no other friends. :)Recommend

  • vasan
    Jun 30, 2011 - 3:16PM

    Phajja: When u cant argue logically and sensibly, the only tantrum thrown by people like u are that the sensible commentators ,even if declared to be Pakistanis, are Indians. What a shame. Unlike your pakistani brothers in the west who are ashamed to call themselves Pakistanis and calling themselves as Indians, We Indians are proud to be Indians and say so accordingly. We will be ashamed to disguise ourselves as Pakistani muslims. Get it ?
    About your support from China, I understand that in Pakistan, the visa queue in front of the US embassy is empty and in front of the Chinese embassy is a mile long. Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 30, 2011 - 8:26PM

    Have you ever stepped out of the cesspit that you call home???
    Well let me suggest that if you had a chance, you would have bolted out of that door as fast as you could and then , Hey Presto!! all your esteemed opinions would have changed along with it!!!!
    Get real, learn to face facts, as it does help in long term!!
    But sadly that is the problem with this country and its people, they are simply incapable of viewing anything in long term!!!!
    The reason that the country is in such a mess is due to its lack of clear long term stategy, in anything that they do!!!!
    Where does the Ghariat go when your people refuse to pay their taxes or develop anything for the nation???Recommend

  • Maria
    Jul 1, 2011 - 9:00AM

    So called “American” and countless other Indian trolls can say al they wish but no one is fooled by their anti Pakistan bashing. Pakistan alone must do what is best for the nation in the face of aggressive Indian interference through their lackeys in Afghanistan.Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jul 1, 2011 - 2:03PM

    What is best for pakistan???
    Let me suggest few good starters !! Stop creating mischief in the border regions with your neighbours as your self importance has diminished hugely due to the strained relationship with US, “Pak’s Godfather and Benefactor ” So there will be no more AID or new Toys for Army.
    Focus on your internal problems as there are many ranging from economy, social, extremism, separtatists and those special assets in NW etc
    When all these have been dealt with, perhaps one would have pity on the ordinary people of the country, and organise and assist them by creating some basic Social Services, Healthcare, Education, Law & Order and Safety & Security too !!!
    When you have achieved these basic requirement of any Nation, than come back to the International Stage as till than, Pakistan really is insiginficant as a Nation, forget being listed in Failed State!!!Recommend

  • Jul 21, 2011 - 9:49PM

    Why should Pakistan attack them when (as per Sethi) US itself wants to get into talks with the network?


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