Pakistan most dangerous country for the world: ex-CIA official

Published: October 9, 2015
A photo of Pakistan army. PHOTO: AFP

A photo of Pakistan army. PHOTO: AFP

A former CIA official has said Pakistan is probably the most dangerous country for the world as it is ripe with threats of terrorism, a failing economy and the fastest growing nuclear arsenal.

“While Pakistan is not the most dangerous country in the world, it is probably the most dangerous country for the world, and as such, a serious case for close and continued US engagement with Pakistan can be made,” Kevin Hulbert, a former top intelligence officer who retired in June 2014 , wrote in an op-ed in The Cipher Brief.

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“As a country ripe with the triple threat of terrorism, a failing economy, and the fastest growing nuclear arsenal, Pakistan has the potential to create more nightmare scenarios for US policymakers than any other country,” Hulbert said.

Hulbert previously served multiple overseas tours as CIA chief of station and deputy chief of station.

The CIA official went on to say, “Like it or not, Pakistan is similar to a bank or company considered too big to let fail because of the ripple effect it might cause across the entire economy.”

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Claiming that the spectre of the sixth largest country in the world being a failed state is a hypothetical catastrophe that would unleash a world of unintended consequences, the ex-CIA official said, “Rather than risk it, and as much as we might like to move on, we really should increase the level of engagement with Pakistan, not decrease it.”

Hulbert said many of the trend lines in Pakistan now seem to be “moving in the wrong direction.”

“For years, Pakistan felt justified in its use of t militias to attack India in a war of attrition,” he continued.

However, Hulbert said, “The good news on Pakistan is that al Qaeda’s core in Pakistan’s troubled Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) is largely destroyed.  The US government has decimated al Qaeda and its extremist allies in the Fata, and it is telling that none of Ayman al-Zawahiri’s named successors are located in Pakistan.  It is also telling that in order to stay alive, Zawahiri has isolated himself to the point of being irrelevant.  He cannot communicate with his followers, he provides no command and control, and it takes him weeks, sometimes months, to respond in any meaningful way to current events.”

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Today, Pakistan finds itself in a very complicated security situation where there is little differentiation among radical groups, he noted.

“Terrorist groups, such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, are suddenly allied with al-Qaeda, while Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, the Pakistan Taliban, the Afghan Taliban, and other assorted miscreants and non-state actors are intent on bringing down the elected government of Pakistan,” he added.

This article originally appeared on The Cipher Brief.

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  • saj
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:07PM

    Pakistan is here and Pakistan is here to stay. Its not going to fall as you tried to do this but failed in your attempts. We have been through so much and our resilience is more than your imagination.Recommend

  • kamal
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:25PM

    This guy is still living in the past. CIA agents got a drubbing in Pakistan. ISI spun webs around them. So when the CIA considers us dangerous then we must be doing something right!!! Failed economy!!! Far from it now. Yes we would have been had we strung to US aprons. This guy obviously has no idea of recent Pak-China development plans. The beginning of the end of US influence, I hope.Recommend

  • Truth Detector
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:29PM

    Usual meaningless babbling & yap..yap…nothing new.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:30PM

    Claiming that the spectre of the sixth largest country in the world being a failed state

    How is Pakistan the sixth largest country in the world? Recommend

  • Romm
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:35PM

    I am listening these kinds of Doomsday Scenarios since last 35 years. Let me assure you with full conviction that Pakistanis Hate Extremists and have to resilience to withstand worst kind terrorist outfits like ISIS and Alqaeeda. it's Armed force have the Capability to thrash fundamentalists at the point of their own choice.
    At the moment, Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar are safer than Washington, New York, Ohio, Los Angeles and any other US city.

  • The Truth
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:37PM

    Pakistan is in much better position than it was in the recent past. All this terrorism is a gift from the US and we are going to get rid of very soon Insha Allah.Recommend

  • Rehman
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:39PM

    It is the United States that dragged Pakistan into this mess. Pakistan was the most peacful nation prior to 9/11. Since we become part of this war on terror, Pakistan suffered due to militancy and extremism. Pakistan suffered only because of US policies. Its peaceful country but US has portrayed it negatively. Recommend

  • pk
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:44PM

    @saj: It is not resilience, it is called adaptation. All human beings are capable of adapting their lives according to situation. Bust most of the time such adaptation may not lead to dignified life. You have to beg from IMF, World Bank, Kerry Lugar, Coalition support fund and in certain situation sell your countries port. Recommend

  • Oct 9, 2015 - 6:45PM

    Pakistan is dangerous country for its enemies only not for the whole world
    Pakistan has played important role in war against terrorism and paid high cost in terms of economics, human capital and image of country. Pakistan is victim of terrorism and they call it reason for terrorism. The only factor that makes them feel danger is Pakistan’s nuclear weapons because they know that we will not get dictation and if any country tries to impose their rule they cant do it because we are capable of our defense. Recommend

  • Malik
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:50PM

    A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s own wings. Always believe in yourself.

    So who cares what the world thinks … We Pakistanis have to keep marching on and write our own destiny.Recommend

  • Sajid Khan
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:50PM

    The pot is calling the kettle black.There is a Chinese curse “You may live in interesting times”. Look who’s telling us that we are the most dangerous country for the world. As if we have the biggest armament industry and have killed millions of innocent people in Japan, Philippine, Germany, Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq and so on. Recommend

  • Anjum Arshi
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:53PM

    America loves to create nightmares around the world. It seems American politics thrives on off shore nightmares, perceived threats to American people, rouge nations theories and the American commitment to Israel’s survival and expansion. Most of the current and past conflicts of modern world have American or British involvement in their Genesis, one way or other. Have we forgotten the current perpetual crisis in Afghanistan and Pakistan started in Reagan era when the Mujahideen, the Warriors against Soviet Union were whole heartedly and openly being supported by USA through Zia regime? Who doesn’t know that present terrorists and past Mujahideen are a brainchild of Pakistan’s military and not of any Pakistani civilian government. And who doesn’t know that it is the good old Uncle Sam who is the first one to endorse, praise and legitimise military dictators’ takes over of Pakistan? Recommend

  • Monib Ahmad
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:57PM

    ‘There is no power on earth that can undo Pakistan’- said a man who was blessed enough to change the map of this world.Recommend

  • cautious
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:58PM


    Pakistan is here and Pakistan is here
    to stay. Its not going to fall as you
    tried to do this but failed in your

    Who has attempted to make Pakistan fail? USA is your biggest trade partner, largest military supplier, largest charitable donor, and provides essential support which enables loans from IMF, ADB, etc. If failure was USA goal it likely could cripple Pakistan’s economy with a few phone calls.Recommend

  • Sohail
    Oct 9, 2015 - 7:02PM

    Pakistan is going to be the great economic power. This time not a war ally of selfish country but an economic Cory door for the best economic practices.Recommend

  • Blithe
    Oct 9, 2015 - 7:07PM

    It is actually now one of the strongest in the region. It’s a democracy, it has FX reserves that have crossed 20 billion, it has been upgraded by Moody’s and S&P, we are working our way to increase the economic throughput , foreign sponsored and local miscreants are being decimate (including those political parties indulging in illegal foreign funding) , improvement in foreign policy, clarity in policies provided by PML N.Recommend

  • Ali S
    Oct 9, 2015 - 7:09PM

    Sadly he’s right.Recommend

  • Hamid
    Oct 9, 2015 - 7:13PM


    Chest thumping aside, the ex-CIA official is actually trying to convince the American people that engagement and co-operation as opposed to leaving and abandoning the region (Pakistan especially) is the way forward. This goes against what some anti-Pakistan hawks in the US want and seems like as good a deal as we can get. Recommend

  • shank
    Oct 9, 2015 - 7:55PM

    Whether he is right or not, it is important to contemplate from all angles. Terrorist groups are still present and was supported previously. Dont you want to know the answer why?? what can be done to prevent the same scenario?? Before 9/11 wasn’t widespread support among the Pakistani masses because they were wreaking havoc elsewhere?? Chest thumping seems to be the priority and it looks hollow when you are receiving American aid.Recommend

  • samir
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:08PM

    Change of heart after russian invasion of syria. Want to talk to pakistan again but too ashamed to start it right way so choosing defensive words?Recommend

  • Iqrar
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:21PM

    No doubt Pakistan’s problem started escalating following its involvement in American wars since 1979-80s. Although in return Pakistan did get weapons and the politician benefitted from aid(which disappeared in their pockets) but ultimately Pakistan has suffered an immense damage to its economy following a gun, drug and terror culture that sprang as a sequel to its cooperation as a front state for the coalition forces.

    Yes a dangerous Pakistan may need ongoing engagement by the U.S. but only if US leadership is sincere to help eliminate the mess which America helped create.

    Are we witnessing another another stick and carrot scenario being created before Nawaz Sharif’s forthcoming visit?Recommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:24PM

    @Romm: No wonder US stealth choppers penetrated our airspace with everyone dreaming sweet nothings ! The country’s economic fundamental are in dire straights, infrastructure is in shambles there are no high-tech value-added industries to speak off, population growth has almost been at a runaway rate, the country will he severely water-challenged in the next few years, etc. Therefore, pray tell, through what rose-tinted glasses are viewing the situation with such optimism ? Lastly, this military surge against terrorists may well be just a temporary phenomena rather than a permanent reality, so as far as one can see there is shambolism all around.Recommend

  • Xenia
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:24PM

    1st of All… We don’t beg we extort the resources from western countries robbed by them during past
    2ndly we are not Indians who cannot Prosecute a saudi diplomat who Raped and confined Indian subjects/ Poor Nepalese ladies
    3rdly, I do not want to make you recall the sad incident of Cavity search of Indian Diplomat. Honest to God that is Disgrace to Humanity. Recommend

  • Lost mind.
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:24PM

    Pakistan is a magic land and will never fall. Sweet dream rest of the world!!Recommend

  • Saleem
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:39PM

    @saj: Did you ever go to school and read about East Pakistan which became Bangladesh.Recommend

  • Nabiel
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:45PM

    On the basis of population.Recommend

  • Curious2
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:57PM

    Lots of chest thumping and defensive comments .. but I suggest you take a step back and take an honest look at Pakistan. Your a country with large nuclear stockpile – only had one peaceful Democratic leadership transition in the history of the country – almost half the country has never been under the firm control of Islamabad – your near bankrupt and don’t have the money/credit to even land a sustainable LNG contract – you have obvious terrorist problem and a reputation for xenophobia – your so desperate for friends that you embrace China which is well know for it’s dislike of Muslims. Like it or not it’s not unreasonable for others to consider Pakistan a danger to the World.Recommend

  • pk
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:01PM

    @Lost mind.: This magic land has already fallen in 1971. I don’t know why you call it Pakistan. Because Pakistan we already know is divided in to two in 1971.Recommend

  • Proud Pakistani
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:02PM

    Ex-CIA official now at indian pay roll.Recommend

  • Eric Kumar
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:18PM

    @Monib Ahmad:
    I would like to know the name of this fictional man—- Please. If you don’t mind.Recommend

  • buba
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:21PM

    Anti USA sentiment is so high in Pakistan that I suspect that if they said the “World was Round” Pakistanis would deny it. What this guy said maybe offensive but it’s pretty obvious.Recommend

  • Shakti
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:25PM

    India can handle Pak with ease. We only request the US not to supply weapons to them. They can have all the Chinese weapons they want.Recommend

  • Shan
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:27PM

    When terrorists are heroes, you know it is Pakistan.Recommend

  • singh
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:42PM

    No doubt about this. Total mess every where.@Ali S: Recommend

  • Hyderabadi
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:50PM

    No Pakistani can digest this fact !!!! At least start thinking now . . .Someday you’ll be able to digest the bitter facts of you country.Recommend

  • XY
    Oct 9, 2015 - 10:01PM

    Did this guys even stop to think about the country that used nuclear weapons? the country that has waged more wars (some on false pretext) than any other in the last hundred years, the country that has killed hundreds of thousands if not millions, the country that continuously violates sovereignty of other nations. That’s right it wans’t Pakistan Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Oct 9, 2015 - 10:16PM

    I just had bihari kebab and mutton kirhai….yummy.

    Now sitting in a coffee joint have a machiatto..

    This chap is out of touch. Recommend

  • Last Word
    Oct 9, 2015 - 10:32PM

    What Pakistanis don’t understand is that nobody in this world is wishing Pakistan to become a failed country. However, all sane voices are counseling Pakistan to shun the dangerous path of promoting terrorism across its borders and stop accumulating nuclear arsenal which makes it as one of the most dangerous country of the world. Both these factors are responsible for its failing economy, spoiling relations with neighbours and more importantly earning international isolation. . Recommend

  • buba
    Oct 9, 2015 - 10:38PM

    @Rehman: You talking about the peaceful nation that sold nuke technology to N Korea, Libya and Iran, attacked India twice, ceded control of approximately 40% of it’s territory to groups now considered “terrorist’, and is accused of the Mumbai massacre? Can’t blame that on the USA. Recommend

  • Akbar
    Oct 9, 2015 - 10:44PM

    @Xenia: Are you really sure? Salala Attack deep in Pakistan, OBL Raid, Raymond Davis, Saudi thrashing of Zaid Hamid, Drones bursting the Sovereignty myth.. Oh, list goes on and on.
    I think half education is dangerous and causes myopia. The incidents that you mentioned were individual incidents and there was diplomatic impunity in some cases or some incidents have occurred outside of India`s jurisdiction.Recommend

  • sterry
    Oct 9, 2015 - 11:10PM

    @Ali S: The ex CIA fellow forgets that Pakistan probably saved the world from World War 3. Pakistan was a front line country that helped defeat Soviets in Afghanistan and brought about the collapse of Communism. Pakistan has suffered billions of dollars of damage and the world owes Pakistan at least a trillion for the work it did to make the world a better place. The money wasted on the arms race between Soviet Union and USA should be given to Pakistan for its sacrifices. Instead US just abandoned Pakistan to clean up the mess after Soviets were defeated. The CIA knows the real truth I am sure. Average Americans appreciate the work done by Pakistan to defeat communism and make the world safer.Recommend

  • Hafez
    Oct 9, 2015 - 11:32PM

    i love u all pakistanis. i like ur comments bcz it shows ur love for pakistanRecommend

  • shazada zahid malik-loan
    Oct 9, 2015 - 11:49PM

    @Ali S:
    He is living in his dreams – Pakistan is going to be a great economic and military power.Recommend

  • Tommy Gunn
    Oct 10, 2015 - 12:18AM

    @saj: If you are just happy to survive, then your standards are very low. Even Somalia & Sudan are surviving & will continue to so. Pakistan is also in that category. Poor quality of life, no security or law & order, just surviving.Recommend

  • Oct 10, 2015 - 12:28AM

    Pakistan is a peaceful country. Unfortunately it was dragged into war by US against Soviet Union aggression in the region. Taliban we’re created by US as per need of the time to fight against Soviet State. Now Pakistan Armed Forces has outwardly handled the situation and things will improve with passage of time.Recommend

  • reply to last word
    Oct 10, 2015 - 1:27AM

    I think,indians and their US allies are unable to see Pakistan growing and moving on with dignity and honor. We r proud of our strategic assets. We r perhaps the only couNTRY in SAARC who can take a stand and speak against hindu atrocities. It’s only due to our strategic assets, our pride. China and Pakistan both are future of this world and the economic corridor will prove itself a game changer in the whole region inshAllah. Stay calm and see what we shall do.Recommend

  • Ravi
    Oct 10, 2015 - 1:44AM

    Can you please elaborate a little bit on Raymond Davis, broad day light he killed two Pakistani agents and walked free to US. Please do not boast.Recommend

  • romm
    Oct 10, 2015 - 1:47AM

    @Rollin & Trollin:
    Please read the comments by Xenia. Think those would suffice Recommend

  • Seadorff
    Oct 10, 2015 - 2:43AM


    You worked as a hired GUN and nothing else .Stop thumping your chest. Recommend

  • Javelin
    Oct 10, 2015 - 3:08AM

    If they continue to reproduce at this rate they will overcome even their deeper than ocean friend China!, and become the largest nation on this earth!Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Oct 10, 2015 - 3:14AM

    Strange he said this despite the fact that pakistan’s economy is growing and terrorism had fallen by 70%.No wonder he is an ex offical he probably got fired because of stupidity.Recommend

  • Sadiq
    Oct 10, 2015 - 3:17AM

    We should decline all aid from USA. Nawaz should cancel the U.S. trip which is waste of tax payer money anyway. The Americans should know that the distrust is mutual.Recommend

  • pakistani-khi
    Oct 10, 2015 - 3:30AM

    I would like to put a mirror in front of you for such comment!Recommend

  • Sam
    Oct 10, 2015 - 3:45AM

    Thank you for your concerns. By having friends like USA, Pakistan will never become self sufficient. Terrorism will be defeated and Pak Army will make sure it does whatever it takes to keep the country floating. They just need to nail the corrupt politicians. Also one has to wonder if US war on terror actually resolved any conflict properly? or made situations worse? Afghanistan is not turning the corner and Iraq is getting worse by the day. Maybe the true conspiracy is to deestabilizethe region and divide and conquer. Recommend

  • Zahid
    Oct 10, 2015 - 4:10AM

    If you read this full interview, you will know that India is behind this interview, former cia got enough money for this interview from India
    Pakistan is not fail state
    Pakistan Army ZindabadRecommend

  • Desi
    Oct 10, 2015 - 4:39AM

    Totally time wast ti discuss an irrelevant statement. Americans dont like muslims, and say alot , muslims should just dismiss these kinds of remarks.Recommend

  • Tahir A
    Oct 10, 2015 - 5:05AM


    India received aid in millions of USD : 1,667.6(2013) 3,228.2 (2014)

    Why dont you blow on your own porridge and account for the billions India is receiving in international aid. I could understand the loans but international aid and that too in billions of dollars, points to India’s corrupt society.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Oct 10, 2015 - 5:30AM

    No you can not handle Pakistan even without our Chinese weapons. And do not try….your geography could run the risk of turning into coal mines. Hope that time never comes and you guys keep using some of your brain cells and take no punga.Recommend

  • Travis
    Oct 10, 2015 - 6:20AM

    Madeline Albright was right. Pak is the navel of the world. It needs maintenance and is otherwise useless.Recommend

  • Someone
    Oct 10, 2015 - 9:33AM

    @Saleem: Bangladesh was never meant to be Pakistan. Even the pre-1947 definitions of Pakistan coined by Allama Iqbal or Chaudhry Rahmat Ali never had Bengal on the agenda. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Oct 10, 2015 - 10:42AM

    No Pakistani can digest this fact because we have been hearing this rubbish for the past few decades. Cities like lahore and for that matter are growing… properties prices are all time high… businesses are booming… overseas remittance is at all time high… no signs of the dangerous country in the world. Perhaps the Indian trolls and ex agent need to pay pakistan a visit instead of sitting on the desk and sensationalise the news just for the sake of it.Recommend

  • jat
    Oct 10, 2015 - 10:46AM

    Can you please elaborate on Italian navy who killed your fishermen and then left the country… Recommend

  • Sima
    Oct 10, 2015 - 11:32AM

    “How is Pakistan the sixth largest country in the world?” — By the size of its population and by the size of its armed forces.Recommend

  • Abbassin
    Oct 10, 2015 - 1:28PM

    @Tommy Gunn: You compare Somalia and Sudan with Pakistan-what planet are you living on? One thing is clear you have not lived in or visited Pakistan. As for these ex CIA types, they are the best of friends when they need Pakistan as was the case during the war with Russia and then the present day war on terror. However, when they retire, they join the lecture circuit, write and sell books, and we know that a little provocation is good for their business-hence I would not attach much importance to his negative diatribe. Interestingly he is still in favor of engagement with Pakistan-you know why? He knows full well that the war on terror next door is still going on and the one country which is helping them and the world at large to fight, is Pakistan. Further, given the very fluid situation in that part of the world, they know full well that it is the only country they can call upon when the need arises-not the so called neutral country which sat on the fence throughout the Vietnam war, the Soviet war and the present war on terror.Recommend

  • sunny
    Oct 10, 2015 - 1:57PM

    Pakistan is dangerous because of US “WAR ON TERROR”.US failed policies are responsible in the south asia.Recommend

  • sunny
    Oct 10, 2015 - 2:02PM

    US should look at it’s own country before telling other countries dangerous.Racism against minorities in US is all time high.Looks like Kevin Hulbert wants a job in indian think tank.He just retweeted Indian tweet!Recommend

  • indian agent
    Oct 10, 2015 - 2:20PM

    @Romm, we agree more wirth u, pak is more powerful and economically developed than USARecommend

  • GS@Y
    Oct 10, 2015 - 3:12PM

    His views are out of date, unoriginal, and full of cliches.Recommend

  • Khan
    Oct 10, 2015 - 3:49PM

    Guys those who do not care about pakistan can go to other countries..and lf you cannot work for this countries and have love for it stay quiet earn eat nd sleep we wont bother you.Recommend

  • Xman
    Oct 10, 2015 - 5:33PM

    Oh well, looks like the western media a.k.a propaganda machine is at it again. Ironically the most dangerous country in the world is America itself. If they were to mind their own business and leave everyone alone, the whole world would be a better place.Recommend

  • Omar
    Oct 10, 2015 - 6:51PM

    yawwn…this rant is getting old and has been done to death, come back with a new one.Recommend

  • Indian
    Oct 10, 2015 - 7:12PM

    As an indian, I can say that we don’t hate you.We want you to look at your issues objectively and solve them.But the first step to solving a problem is identifying that there is one. Unfortunately the comments here suggest that you fail to identify your problems. Only empty chest thumping and hollow optimism.Recommend

  • Rashid
    Oct 10, 2015 - 9:20PM

    We want peace and prosperity in this region because pak peacefull country.if any country attacted in pakistani nuclear plants its will be the 3rd world careRecommend

  • none
    Oct 10, 2015 - 9:54PM

    YES, we are the most dangerous country in the World FOR OUR ENEMIESRecommend

  • Zen
    Oct 10, 2015 - 10:09PM

    The Generals have a small heart by not telling Pakistanis that 60,000+ killed were part of a ‘collateral damage’ to sustain themselves in power.Recommend

  • HZR
    Oct 10, 2015 - 10:15PM

    Let us pray that it will not happen happened once when East Pakistan moved away and became Bangladesh.It is not good for the world when an unstable nation breaks,It should be held.Recommend

  • sindian
    Oct 10, 2015 - 10:16PM

    @indian agent:
    Nice oneRecommend

  • Pukudengutha
    Oct 10, 2015 - 11:02PM

    @Lost mind.:
    History says it fell at the feet of every invador and has gone through the religious transformation a hundred times. Hundred and one time will make no difference. History is taught very badly in Pakistan, that is why you are ignorant. Go back to 6th century, go backwards a million years, and again from 7th century to present times. The British took present Pakistan from Marathas Dogras and Sikhs, not from Muslims. Your people have killed history to intoxicate you with false bravadoRecommend

  • Romm
    Oct 10, 2015 - 11:33PM

    This is the strength of Pakistani Nation that we are Migrane for Super power of the world/usurper of World. Recommend

  • Ali TAQUI
    Oct 11, 2015 - 2:49AM

    How PAVITTER is India and the rest of the west didn’t know that!Recommend

  • Ali TAQUI
    Oct 11, 2015 - 3:09AM

    Pakistan is a better place to live and I wish you all the BEST.Recommend

  • Uzair
    Oct 11, 2015 - 6:19AM

    Ooh. Such a credible source: CIA official (the source of all good in the world)Recommend

  • Disgusting
    Oct 11, 2015 - 9:27AM

    Allow me to introduce the “‘safest’ country: where a ten year old kid is handcuffed for a school innovative project because he is a Muslim,where a Christian shoots down other Christians and shoots himself, where blacks are killed frequently and white killers are not prosecuted, where they elected a deranged person as President twice who made the entire world unsafe but he too has not been indicted! Where most young people do not know to who send Father’s Day Card. You want more…..?Recommend

  • UN
    Oct 11, 2015 - 10:24AM

    It has been the most dangerous nation for a long time. It is infested with terrorists.Recommend

  • Z H Hashmi
    Oct 11, 2015 - 11:09AM

    Pakistan is not the most dangerous country in the world. Pakistan is not dangerous for the world. It is the country who befriended itself with the most irresponsible nation; who bombed the world with nukes; who bombed Iraq , Libya and now Syria; country whose democratic face has a dark sided factories of making wrong policies; a country who betrays her public by diverting major chunks of Tax payers’ money in waging war. It has the most dangerous and fragile neighborhood in the east and west respectively. The neighbors in the East are responsible to employ 7 lacs of troops to deny the right of plebiscite to the unarmed poor Kashmiris.EU is worried with only few lacs of migrants from Syria and elsewhere while we are still host to about 3 million Afghan refugees. Pakistan Army is the largest contributors of troops making peace under UN Umbrella. There are more fact, to be continued and I request my Pakistani brother to shun the negative perception propagated by US / West against our country. Yes , we have problems internally , but we wont allow such comments from the ex CIA chief whose policies and biased feedback to Whitehouse might have been responsible for deaths of so many innocents around the globe. Recommend

  • Oct 11, 2015 - 12:28PM

    Yes, Pakistan is a VERY dangerous place. It leads the world in religious violence, and oppression of women and non muslims. Here in Canada, women have no restrictions on them. They can do whatever, wherever. Can this happen in Pakistan without the woman being insultingly labeled or harassed? No.Recommend

  • Muhammad Ali
    Oct 11, 2015 - 12:51PM

    Pakistan is the country of 200 millions peoples.Don’t worry about our economy and strategic assets.
    Live long Pakistan Recommend

  • NAB
    Oct 11, 2015 - 1:10PM

    After Syria, it might be Pakistan’s turn.Recommend

  • singh
    Oct 11, 2015 - 1:30PM

    This is your patriotic love for your country. But its a fact that under the umbrella of self created terrorism, your corrupt generals and naive politicians made billions by befooling america & other generous countries. Look at musharaf how he became millionaire.@Z H Hashmi: Recommend

  • Siraj Ahmed
    Oct 11, 2015 - 3:44PM

    Dont take CIA agents seriously. Most of the things he said are wrong. First of all if Pakistan were to be the 6th largest economy then it should have been part of G20, Its is not even part of G77.Its the 106th biggest economy of the world.Recommend

  • raja Habib Jalib
    Oct 11, 2015 - 6:22PM

    These people always dream about the destruction of Pakistan but one should realize that Pakistan has huge papulation & no one small group can destry Pakistan. The Country has a one of the best commond & control system & inspite of billions of dollers invested by foeign agencies including India for proxy wars & traing the terrorist, Pakistan stood to the test & Pakistan army gave a good run to all those who were trained by these forces to weaken Pakistan but Pakistan stiood up again with mighty armed forces & today from Baluchistan to Karcahi ,all those people who were working for Indian are telling the forces their story & paying the price. The Bramdar Bughti & others are surrendering ,So please d,ont make these stories ,Pakistan is here to stay ,whether you like it or not ,this is World power with arsenals to defend it self. (raja habib jalib chairman (J&KHRCIW)Recommend

  • Shahzad
    Oct 11, 2015 - 6:24PM

    Well I am proud to see this news. Yes we are dangerous :) …thanks for recognizing. Now go home and stay safe. You have created enough problems in the world may it be because of oil, gas, gold etc. You have destroyed Africa for gold, diamonds, oil and have created a mess out of middle east for oil and gas. Recommend

  • Naeem Khan
    Oct 11, 2015 - 9:46PM

    It is hilarious to some extent when a CIA official pass judgment on Pakistan specially when they did their utmost to destabilize it. It was Martin Luther King who realized and told the world how violent his own country was. Let us see who has attacked and how many other countries since WW2, US tops the list. Millions of innocent people around the world has been killed by the US because of their misadventures and they call Pakistan the most dangerous country. They also has demonized Iraq while President Bush, VP Cheney and Secretary of State Rice talked day in and day out about the MUSHROOM CLOUDS and attacked a country which has not done a thing to the US. They have destabilized Iraq, Libya and Syria and killed thousands of innocent people and call is collateral damage in order to control their natural resources and they have the audacity to call Pakistan the most dangerous country. They demonize Iran too because Iran has thrown them out of Iran with bag and baggage and it was hard to swallow. One should ask this CIA station chief how much blood of innocent civilians is on his hands and could he wash it away, I doubt it. Let us not forget that when ever US has supposedly friendly ties with any county in the third world, those country wind up having tremendous problem so the best thing for those countries is to have cordial relations with them but at arms length. Recommend

  • Dec 10, 2015 - 5:27PM

    We are different other wise we wont be underline subject for CIA and Rival India. Mr Kevin Hulbret is right. He may join India Israel Afghanistan and so on. We are the thorn in their eye and all ways will be. If some one try to harm Pakistan interest. We know how to live and survive that including under US sanction amendment in 80s. Currently we passing through rough time but its now on the end and that the reason US & India cannot digest that. it will be waste of time and money to read your book. Unless you rewrite the correct History.Recommend

  • Eric Kumar
    Dec 11, 2015 - 12:00PM

    @Monib Ahmad:
    That man in reality is your uncle “Sam”. If your Sam wants you will disappear in no time.Recommend

  • Dec 16, 2015 - 7:57PM

    Yes but these charities is not for army or our people.these are for just closing the mouths of black sheeps .Pakistan is a universal truth same like sea .if you can vanish these sea so you can destroy Pakistan otherwise ……….. Pakistan is free from isil Taliban we are some years away from super power . if world needed peace we will give peace .if world need war we can also give wars.sooooooooo just not try to ever talk about pakistan …Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Jan 23, 2016 - 9:52AM

    Pakistan is the most beautiful and peaceful country of the world . There are some mad and none sence people in the world who said pakistan is dangerous , pakistan is not save , they all tell lie .

    My question is that is Europe safe for muslims ? and probably the answer will be no

    Similarly our nabour country is not safe for minorities like muslims and others .india is the worst coutry of the world , it is the country of mad hindos .

    Pakistan zinda bad
    Pakistan armed forces painda bad

    We are the people of peace and hormony not dangerous people plz do’nt ask pakistan a dangerous countryRecommend

  • singh
    Jan 24, 2016 - 2:37AM

    For god sake, pls don’t joke.@Anonymous: Recommend

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