THIS is with reference to the letter ‘India-Pakistan relations’ (Feb 7). First, we should understand that international relations are measured in terms of national interests of a certain state.
As regards the water issue between Pakistan and India, we should expect from each state that it would adopt a policy converging at its national interests and nothing more important.
There are scientific reasons why states behave that way and national interest is exactly the way flowing water finds its course according to the ground level.
Moreover, if a state violates even moral reasons or international laws, it can do so usually as determined by its affordability.
Instead of criticising India or the behaviour of any other state, we should first assess our own national attitude in the various spheres of national life.
The question that arises in the present context is whether we have behaved responsibly and with sincerity towards our own home. There are many more questions, the answers of which reflect our attitude. The data variables and scientific analysis of our own performance in the national arena would simply answer such questions.
MANSAB ALI JASRA Lahore