Change in Libya and our FO

Published: September 3, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The whole world has recognised the historic and momentous change which has swept through the length and breadth of Libya, incidentally under a flag which is a wondrous look alike of the tricolour flag of the Pakistan Peoples Party. However, even as this is going on, the Foreign Office of Pakistan seems to be enjoying sound slumber sleep.

How can the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handle formidable challenges following the Abbottabad raid, post Nato-US, Afghanistan and Kashmir if it cannot address the rather simple and straightforward matter of a changed reality in Libya? By the time my former colleagues wake up from a state of self-imposed hibernation, the world would have changed beyond recognition.

BA Malik

Former ambassador

Published in The Express Tribune, September 4th, 2011.

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