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Threat emanates from India-managed Afghan soil, generals told

Updated Aug 10, 2016 08:28am

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif presides over the corps commander conference at the General Headquarters on Tuesday.— APP
RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif presides over the corps commander conference at the General Headquarters on Tuesday.— APP

ISLAMABAD: Top military commanders believe that the terrorist threat is transforming because of a growing nexus between hostile actors in the neighbourhood and ‘facilitators’ within the country.

At a corps commanders’ conference held at the General Headquarters on Tuesday, the generals reviewed the threat perception and discussed measures for countering the imminent security challenges.

“Participants of the conference were given detailed briefings on ongoing military operations and overall external and internal security situation in the country with particular reference to counterterrorism domain,” the ISPR said in a statement.

The meeting, a monthly feature, gained added significance because of the terrorist attack in Quetta a day earlier, which left at least 70 people dead, and an upcoming high-level security meeting that is expected to take important decisions with regards to future direction of counterterrorism operations.


Military commanders believe a network within the country is facilitating the external enemy


Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif told his commanders that the Quetta attack was an attempt to undermine the successes of operation Zarb-i-Azb, which is in its final phase.

He had said on Monday that the target of the attack was the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

“By adopting a whole of nation approach, the armed forces would not allow anyone to reverse our gains against terrorism,” the army chief added.

At the conference, the generals were told that threat was emanating from Afghan soil, which was being managed by Indian intelligence agencies. However, at the same time there was an acknowledgment that a network of ‘facilitators’ within the country provided an enabling environment for the external enemy.

It is unclear who the facilitators of the external enemy are — whether they are extremist and terrorist organisations operating within the country or other anti-state elements?

During his visit to Quetta after the suicide attack on Civil Hospital on Monday, Gen Raheel had ordered intensification of the already under way combing operations against terrorist groups and their sleeper cells. He further directed expansion in the scope and spread of the operations.

“The military and intelligence agencies have now been mandated to go after the terrorists anywhere in the country, … wherever there is a clue,” a security source said.

The commanders were told that the countrywide crackdown had begun to get hold of the facilitators. Furthermore, there was a recognition that civilian law enforcement agencies needed to be enabled to extend a helping hand in the fight against terrorism.

The ISPR said the commanders had been directed “to provide all necessary assistance to provincial LEAs in their capacity building through training, resourcing and planning so as to integrate them effectively in counterterrorism operations”.

There has been criticism that counterterrorism operations are being constrained because of inadequate involvement of the civilian LEAs in the provinces.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had at a security meeting last week also stressed supporting the provincial LEAs.

“The gains in the National Action Plan and operation Zarb-i-Azb, and progress achieved so far will be consolidated through well coordinated and concerted efforts at the federal and provincial levels with the backing of the national resolve,” PM Sharif had said.

Published in Dawn, August 10th, 2016

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Akbar Aug 10, 2016 08:26am

Great! Identify the threat and then eliminate it!

Neutral Guy Aug 10, 2016 08:28am

Misleading title...

peshawari Aug 10, 2016 08:28am

Question remains the same what would you do with the enemy who is operating across the border using Afghan soil ?

Zak Aug 10, 2016 08:36am

China's grand strategy for Asia is being undermined by nexus between India and US , Pakistan and China should jointly chalk out strategy to secure CPEC infrastructure and enhance the pace of CPEC rollout, China should put pressure on India on its eastern border so that it does not have enough resources to pursue its activities in Afghanistan and along Pakistan border, siezing Kashmir territory should be part of this game plan , once India looses Kashmir it will pave way for other separatist movements within India to gain strength and achieve success.

anees from zaida Aug 10, 2016 08:37am

While army is doing a good job, it is hard to understand what the civilian government is doing except corruption.

Jamal Aug 10, 2016 08:39am

Start from Basics. Local Police need to be empowered and integrated with domestic intelligence network.

Local Thanas need to be told to collaborate with general population so timely information about suspicious activity can be monitored, recorded and communicated to higher authorities for timely action.

Amit Sharma Aug 10, 2016 08:47am

Modi's govt looks frustrated. Kashmir is burning and they have no clue how to fix it. Sensible Indians can see his failed policies. India needs its own national action plan to clear all the hawkish war mongers in BJP. In the meantime, Comman man suffers. Sad

IQ Aug 10, 2016 09:00am

Not very true!

SR Aug 10, 2016 09:04am

How can the operation be in final phase when so much of death and destruction still going on?

Kashif Aug 10, 2016 09:09am

I don't agree, and thanks God in the age of information we are no longer in 80s era to blindly believe what you say. The people of Pakistan are now aware. The security institutions have failed to protect its people from internal and external threats. You must change your policies.

Fateh Aug 10, 2016 09:15am

@SR , They will complete the final phase and then they will rest .. No matter what happens there after..

imtiaz ali khan Aug 10, 2016 09:20am

My brothers and sisters in India and Pakistan we must stop this mutual destruction path. It's not helping anyone. We can't hurt each other, we the common people love each other and share our pain together. This must stop if we need to become 1st world.

Basit Ali Aug 10, 2016 09:24am

@SR Isnt CPEC also supposed to be done by 2030?

Samir Aug 10, 2016 09:26am

How can anybody solve the problem, if the problem definition itself is incorrect ?

Joe king Aug 10, 2016 09:30am

You will never be rid of terrorism unless you change your ways of differentiating between good and bad terrorists. As simple as that.

Hasnain Aug 10, 2016 09:30am

used to see army pics with proud...

Zak Aug 10, 2016 09:38am

@Basit Ali India's interference has firmed our resolve , we will now complete CPEC within 5 yrs .

Amitabh Aug 10, 2016 09:40am

This is India and Pakistan story from last 70 years around.. You keep our forces busy in our part and We keep yours in your part.. Only difference is India is also actively working in Development as well

Rajesh Aug 10, 2016 09:41am

“The military and intelligence agencies have now been mandated to go after the terrorists anywhere in the country" Earlier it was not the case.

sana-1 Aug 10, 2016 09:49am

@Amitabh We are working on CPEC ,the game changer in the region and beyond.

Cosmopolitan Aug 10, 2016 09:51am

How can we blame others we don t have any proof

Akil Akhtar Aug 10, 2016 09:52am

Look at certain politicians and their role in destabilising Pakistan

Akil Akhtar Aug 10, 2016 09:54am

What will it take for our govts to get really angry with Afghanistan.....and make them pay. Pakistan is more important than pleasing Afghans....

Sid Aug 10, 2016 09:57am

@Amitabh spot on

Abdul Majeed Aug 10, 2016 10:01am

@Amitabh So are we CPEC is a glaring example

LoKarLoBaat Aug 10, 2016 10:03am

@sana-1 CPEC sounds great only in talks. Look at the actual numbers and you will see CPEC is nothing but a grand strategy to fool the masses into thinking that development is happening

Zi Aug 10, 2016 10:05am

So what is being done to counter this threat and secondly tell this to the world also through proactive diplomacy.

ali ghous Aug 10, 2016 10:06am

there are thousands of projects going on in India bigger than CPEC

AUGINPK Aug 10, 2016 10:09am

@sana-1

Dear

Without India, Afghanistan and Iran on board, I can assure you that even after completion of CPEC its use would be extremely limited vis-a-vis its potential.

Swamy Aug 10, 2016 10:09am

@sana-1 what is cpec it will ruin your industry & your county will be flooded by chinese goods.

Realzak Aug 10, 2016 10:14am

This was all done to divert the attention of Ik March first they did APS and now Quetta.They should catch big crocs along with small fishes. .

Angry Pitbull Aug 10, 2016 10:16am

Where is the proof

Angry Pitbull Aug 10, 2016 10:21am

@sana-1 Please reads indian news also there are thousands of projects like CPEC is going on India.

Robert Aug 10, 2016 10:20am

@Amitabh India's real threat is from China. India should be grateful to Pakistan that the Indian military get real live combat training on India-Pak border which can have value during potential future conflict between India and China. Think. Think.

onepoint Aug 10, 2016 10:22am

If we dont stop categorising terrorists, many more Quetta are due.

Bitter Truth Aug 10, 2016 10:30am

You blame me, I blame you. The great blaming game is being played since last 70 years. How long can they make us fools?

Parachinari Aug 10, 2016 10:33am

I expect the military to flex its muscles and not exhaust avenues. Go after them across the border too. We have armed drones for a reason

Safdar Aug 10, 2016 10:35am

Not all threats emanate from Afghanistan. Pakistan also has a home grown problem of religious fundamentalism and intolerance...This also needs to be fixed asap

Imran Ahmed Aug 10, 2016 10:37am

Defence and Foreign Policy should not be entrusted to military men.

Raja Aug 10, 2016 10:52am

@sana-1 it is not really a game changer and please do analysis of weather it will really benefit pakistani people or the chinese

Shaukat Ali Khan Aug 10, 2016 10:57am

Only solution is repatriation of all Afghans and completely sealing of border with Afghanistan.

hoshiyar Aug 10, 2016 10:56am

@sana-1 Really... wish you all the best.. but please be realistic ... Thanks

Khalid Aug 10, 2016 10:59am

@LoKarLoBaat I am Engineer in Germany and I know exact status of CPEC and it is currently happening. So please correct your facts

Manik Aug 10, 2016 11:05am

@sana-1 CPEC is not going to change anything, How can a road change the fortunes? Please do not depend on China for your future. Why not China has opened industrial complex in Pakistan? Manufacture goods in Pak and send it through Gwadar port. rather it has made a road. Please have good relations with your immediate neighbour, develop business ties with India, It would be wonderful to have Tatas , Reliance and Adani ,opening the manufacturing hubs in Pakistan. Modi came to Pakistan last year to start business relations with Pakistan.

KadwaSuch Aug 10, 2016 11:10am

Dare to accept the facts, let's come face to face and mutually agree upon not to kill each others innocent people.

KT Aug 10, 2016 11:09am

A pipe line of gas will connect India to Iran via Pakistan. In one hand Pakistan is helping India to meet its fuel demand. Now with no answer or proofs when other Organization are claiming they did attack. Credits of attack are given to someone else, there are other agreements of trade in pipeline. Why facilitate merchants and industrialist of country and also blame it. Hope readers after cool mind have their conclusions.

blunt Aug 10, 2016 11:15am

Please stop this and catch the both the good and bad Taliban. enough is enough.

india se Aug 10, 2016 11:18am

@sana-1 ...nice..we support you..

india se Aug 10, 2016 11:20am

@Abdul Majeed ...great we are with you..

Dr.Sadaf Aug 10, 2016 11:39am

@Akil Akhtar ,this is for the masses to understand who are in the habit of casting their vote without thinking with the result that the whole country pays the price.

Shafi Aug 10, 2016 11:42am

Can someone help me understand how exactly the attack against the lawyers in a hospital be related to CPEC?

Dr.Sadaf Aug 10, 2016 11:43am

@ali ghous , then what is the problem with CPEC, be content and happy with your own development, live and let live.

Shah Saab Aug 10, 2016 11:44am

@Khalid ......I am an Engineer working on CPEC and let me tell you that an impossibility is being turned into a reality. A similar impossibility at a smaller scale was also jointly carried out by Sino-Pak Engineers way back in 1970s when Karakoram Highway was completed. For your info the work on Karakoram railways has also started.

Shaukat Ali Khan Aug 10, 2016 11:44am

@AUGINPK

Thanks for your concern. We have not seriously considered India or Afghanistan as part of CPEC business and will be better off without these. I wish there was option to change such neighbours.

N.Sid Aug 10, 2016 11:51am

Vast majority of the people on both sides want to live as peaceful neighbors just like US and Canada, or countries in EU, why can't both India-Pakistan realizes that one country failure is not another's success.

It is just the 2-3% hawkish, egoistic, and hindsighted elements in both the countries who want a permanent turmoil and engages in war mongering. When we will realize it's the region which develops and prospers, if Afghanistan is in turmoil it effects Pakistan and it trickles down to India and the whole region...Let's talk and engage like grown up neighbors.

sbk Aug 10, 2016 11:50am

@Shaukat Ali Khan , Good wish.

Shah Saab Aug 10, 2016 11:52am

@Angry Pitbull .....Nothing of the size and importance of CPEC, besides China, Russia and Central Asian states are also proposed users.

Shah Saab Aug 10, 2016 11:56am

@Swamy ....Chinese goods are already flowing into Pakistan through Karakoram Highway for the last 40 years and Pak goods are going into China without bothering anyone. All calm and comfort prevails wit the trade.

Shah Saab Aug 10, 2016 12:00pm

@AUGINPK .... India, Afghanistan and Iran do not disturb the configuration of CPEC in any way. The main users are Russia and China who are capable of removing all natural and artificial obstacles enroute.

Basit Ali Aug 10, 2016 12:04pm

@Zak Well said and once made China can begin exporting their stuff to middle east who will then overcome their slump in economy !

J. J. Aug 10, 2016 12:11pm

@Shafi You are right and a state/people who believe such claptrap are truly doomed. For solving a problem you need to identify it rightly first.

Timeto stopthis Aug 10, 2016 12:23pm

@Kashif Sadly sensible people like you are in a very small minority. The rest of the people are brainwashed to believe every thing they read here.

WorldView Aug 10, 2016 12:29pm

@Shah Saab What prosperity did Karakoram highway bring to Pakistan? Maybe it benefited only some business men in Punjab ... but what about Gilgit/Baltistan? CPEC would be no difference.

Trump Aug 10, 2016 12:30pm

All the comments and accusations are on expected lines. I am relieved. The world is not changed.

NK Aug 10, 2016 12:43pm

@imtiaz ali khan

Imtiaz it is not mutual destruction but self destruction by Pakistan.

Pakistan is stuck in the past and has made its raison de etre to create trouble in the name of Kashmir.

Pakistan needs to get the reality and be part of the world.

Nathan Aug 10, 2016 12:44pm

@Shah Saab - I recognize the CPEC is important to Pakistan, and respect that. But to say that there is nothing on that scale taking place in India is meaningless. Just so you get a perspective, the CPEC project scheduled for completion by 2030 will be worth some $46 billion. In contrast, infrastructure projects scheduled for completion India in just the next 5 years by the Indian Government is worth $1 trillion (that is right, 1 trillion, which is 21 times 46 billion). While we wish Pakistan well, why should India be worried about such as small project in Pakistan, when such massive investments are taking place in our own country? In any case, we would like our neighbours to prosper, because that will only benefit all, and there will more peace.

Ali Vazir Aug 10, 2016 12:45pm

The military leadership lacks the vision to handle some political maneuvers, while the politicians is a bunch of corrupt and incompetent lot. The best political strategy could be stop interfering in the internal matters of Afghanistan, assure this to Afghans, extend hands of friendship towards them to counter the ever-increasing Indian role. India is winning their hearts and pockets by doing welfare works like building roads and bridges. Let us also work in this area which will reap real fruits for our beloved country and our Muslim neighbors.

Bokhari Aug 10, 2016 12:48pm

@WorldView .... you need to visit the area!

N.Sid Aug 10, 2016 12:48pm

@Manik CPEC stands for China Pakistan Ecomonic Corridor. China is investing a major chunk of 46 billion USD in power projects, in coal based projects, in RLNG based power projects and in nuclear power plants of 2x1100 MW near Karachi, many of them will be completed by 2018, are on fast track.

Also many industrial zones are being set up all along the route, that includes Gwadar industrial zone, many others, a 1.5 billion USD knowledge park near Lahore so on and so forth.

NPS Aug 10, 2016 12:59pm

@Zak Wishful thinking, but without substance!

Timeto stopthis Aug 10, 2016 12:59pm

You can blame everybody else but without proof its all talk. Why should people believe you.

Voice of Reason Aug 10, 2016 01:00pm

“The military and intelligence agencies have now been mandated to go after the terrorists anywhere in the country, … wherever there is a clue,” - why was not this the case before? Why was the response to terrorism limited?

Shivam Aug 10, 2016 01:01pm

@Swamy don't worry. Pakistan won't be flooded with chinese goods either. It would be flooded with Chinese military. Witness modern day colonization and learn. Learning is of supreme importance for us Indians.

NPS Aug 10, 2016 01:02pm

@Rajesh again the minorities would feel the heat.

jamal Aug 10, 2016 01:05pm

we need to see that why others are not deterred despite the fact we have a strong army. if they are not deterred that means something else is required other than a strong army. may be that something else is a solid economy that integrate our country with economies of major countries. we are not far from india in military strength. but where are lagging way behind is economy, education, businesses, skills. unless we build in these areas, we ll keep on suffering

krantik Aug 10, 2016 01:11pm

@KT What gas? we are giving water for you for last 70 years...

bryan joseph Aug 10, 2016 01:14pm

@Shaukat Ali Khan The feeling is mutual

Ahmed Ali Aug 10, 2016 01:15pm

@Amit Sharma: Thanks for your comment - good to see a few like you who can question their establishment. WE have plenty here in Pakistan. If people from both side of border start questioning their respective establishments, things will be much better !!!

wanghai Aug 10, 2016 01:20pm

Why don't we spend our sources on pak afg border security, and install wires and gates and set up more security check posts

better Aug 10, 2016 01:23pm

Every attack makes them alerted that shows how much relax they become.

Picasso Aug 10, 2016 01:24pm

Major problem is of these facilitators.If our own people will betray us how can we move on.. So we need to root out these sleeper cells and this can only be possible by quality education, jobs availablilty specially in Baluchistan, KPK and FATA tribal areas etc..

very wrong Aug 10, 2016 01:28pm

Thank god someone is speaking the truth, avenge them

Timeto stopthis Aug 10, 2016 01:30pm

@Khalid It may be happening, but who will ultimately benefit? Pakistan or China? The Chinese are not exactly known for their kindness and generosity. You will be paying a very high price for the loans you take for this project.

Mandy Aug 10, 2016 01:30pm

@Zak Good imagination, however the fact is, Its U.S and India which is putting pressure on both China and Pakistan and so far we have been successful in isolating Pakistan, same is going to happen with China as well.

Aadi Aug 10, 2016 01:31pm

@Zak lol...u talk like its something new u r putting here :P this is what exactly pak has been trying to do for 50+ yrs. but in vain. Do u relly think indians are that dumb to not understand pak fitrat even afyter a partition.

kam Aug 10, 2016 01:31pm

Nothing good will happen until the police and other law enforcement agencies are completely and totally depoliticized.

Jamil Aug 10, 2016 01:41pm

@Manik Resolve the problem of Kashmir according to the wishes of the people of Kashmir as promised, and then see a boom in trade relations between Pakistan and India.

Namo Aug 10, 2016 01:44pm

@Amit Sharma modi's govt looks frustrated and Kashmir is burning why is Kashmir burning you tell me.His policies have failed .Well if you call record FDR since 2014 a failure than you have no knowledge of current situation in economic terms.Projects which were stalled during last govt are up and running again and nearing completion.The GST bill which had stalled for years has been passed through parliament.The country is moving onwards and upwards so please tell me what do you call failure?

SB Aug 10, 2016 01:45pm

@Zak , Be happy..Happyness is good for health

kanwarch Aug 10, 2016 01:48pm

@Nathan Then why your leaders are trying to sabotage such a small project if India is not worried. Then why to go to Iran to develop a port to match Gawadar. China and Pakistan understand Indian intentions very well and it is better to work together regionally then trying to sabotage each other's development projects. We have learned hard lessons aligning ourselves with US and Indians will learn the hard way as well.

kanwarch Aug 10, 2016 01:52pm

@Manik No thank you. We do not want Tatas etc. We can manage ourselves. You keep you business and money to yourself but do us a favour. Do not interfere in our affairs and listen to Kashmir people and stop bloodshed. Thank you

kanwarch Aug 10, 2016 01:53pm

@Angry Pitbull Then why are you worried about this small project

Feroz Aug 10, 2016 01:53pm

Words are cheap, where is the proof ? For a quarter century the world is waiting to see proof of external dimension for even one terror incident in Pakistan. How long can the Pakistani citizens be fooled by rhetoric ?

Hemant Aug 10, 2016 02:00pm

@Manik China will produce and pakistan will provide trucks to move though and charge china. There will not be any manufacturing in Pakistan and ruin it basic value added economy and left with servicess...

Malvika Aug 10, 2016 02:02pm

@sana-1 Cpec will be game changer indeed but for China as they can send their products to Africa and Middle East through a shorter and cheaper route. Does Pakistan get to send its goods to China in same way? Will Chinese market welcome Pakistani goods? The only benefit Pakistan is getting is transit fees and income for some service stations along the route. You will also benefit from Chinese goods which will have adverse effect on local industries. Good luck with that!cpec has been oversold to Pakistani public few years down the line there will be dissapointment and disillusionment.

Ali from India Aug 10, 2016 02:06pm

@Shafi "Can someone help me understand how exactly the attack against the lawyers in a hospital be related to CPEC?" I am still wondering bro...... If you get the Answer, plz enlighten me as well....

Zulfiqar Baig Aug 10, 2016 02:11pm

Everything will be solved if Police is independent and not under the control of MNAs and MPAs. Police and intelligence agencies are spending time on protecting these MNAs and MPAs.

weq Aug 10, 2016 02:18pm

Please stop this joke from world war 1, world has grown much beyond and we still have these generals sitting in meeting rooms deciding our fate.

Zubair Khan Aug 10, 2016 02:19pm

At the conference, the generals were told that threat was emanating from Afghan soil, which was being managed by Indian intelligence agencies. However, at the same time there was an acknowledgment that a network of ‘facilitators’ within the country provided an enabling environment for the external enemy. So eliminate the facilitators within the country. This at least is in your approach.

falid Aug 10, 2016 02:22pm

@Cosmopolitan "How can we blame others we don t have any proof". Because we want our people to believe that problem is not food, shelter, medicine, employment, education in our country that is created by our corrupt system, instead it comes from across the border as safety. We can't solve internal one so blame that. So easy.

Timeto stopthis Aug 10, 2016 02:27pm

@Jamil You have to be very naive to believe all our differences will go away once Kashmir problem is solved and there will be complete peace in the subcontinent. Please stop dreaming. Next problem will be Siachen and after that it will be about water. Your army needs an excuse to stay in control. They will always find a new problem.

Zealot Aug 10, 2016 02:30pm

Make them suffer.enough is enough!!!

Zealot Aug 10, 2016 02:37pm

@Zak ofcourse i agree with you..this time china is more close to us than india to US even Russia too is with china and will co ordinate closely with us on behalf of china.pakistan must force Russia to fully co operate with us on defence deal signed in 2014 when Russian defence minister twice visited pakistan once in 2014 and then in 2015.now Russia too suffering by US and EU as a result of Ukranian crises.China Russia Pakistan must force US to leave afghanistan and let us deploy our troops in afghanistan..

Pedro Sam Aug 10, 2016 02:40pm

@imtiaz ali khan - I agree 100%. There should be a people movement.

ali ghous Aug 10, 2016 02:45pm

bad policy Now India is ruling afghanistan.. n what are we doing !

Reshma Aug 10, 2016 02:46pm

@sana-1 Good. after CPEC, game will change vise versa.

kaushal Aug 10, 2016 02:51pm

@Zak What a negative mindset..

vijay123 Aug 10, 2016 02:52pm

@Nathan Well said . At least eye opener for the Pakistanis in the forum those considering the CPEC as one world biggest.

Attisbutt Aug 10, 2016 02:53pm

@Zak very poor study.China has nothing to do with Kashmir mind it

Steel Aug 10, 2016 02:53pm

Its really unfortunate, people 70 years back were the same country fought the british for 200 years, now falling prey to hatred. I don't think the Chinese have any good in their heart and will only hurt Pakistan. History will tell.

Reshma Aug 10, 2016 02:53pm

@Khalid So intelligence. You know everything what CPEC is; because you are engineer at Germany. So please imagine what other engineers at US, UK, USSR and India would be knowing.

NPS Aug 10, 2016 03:00pm

@Ali Vazir very well said!!! Prosperity and development of our Region - south Asia - should be matter upermost!

Jigar Aug 10, 2016 03:03pm

@falid I agree, total diversion from ground reality

Jamal Aug 10, 2016 03:03pm

@Zak China's investment is staggered, its their pace which is pre-planned. Its not really about completion but about making it successful.

Feroz Aug 10, 2016 03:08pm

@ali ghous Pakistan preferred its terror assets over friendly relations with neighbors. Do I need to tell you who is suffering from those choices made.

Armaan Aug 10, 2016 03:10pm

for all indians who opposing chineese investment....where were your brains when modi ask chineese to invest in gujrat and gujrat developed

Reshma Aug 10, 2016 03:11pm

@Jamil

For your knowledge, Kashmiris in Kashmir are only 15%. Other 85% languages and people and Punjabi, Dongra, Budhs, Pandits etc. Kashmir has 22 districts and only 5 are destabilize.

Jamil Aug 10, 2016 03:17pm

@Timeto stopthis Seems like your geography is very poor. Siachen is part of Kashmir. Once the problem of Kashmir is resolved, so will Siachen dispute.

Kashmir is the core problem, the rest can be resolved easily through dialogue.

Stop blaming the Pakistan army. They are there to defend the territorial integrity of Pakistan and they are doing a commendable job.

Reshma Aug 10, 2016 03:19pm

@kanwarch

Check the facts, Chabhar Project was first or CPEC. India and Iran first agreed to plans to develop Shahid Beheshti port in 2003.

Khwarezmi Aug 10, 2016 03:19pm

Finally!!:

At the conference, the generals were told that threat was emanating from Afghan soil, which was being managed by Indian intelligence agencies. However, at the same time there was an acknowledgment that a network of ‘facilitators’ within the country provided an enabling environment for the external enemy.

Polpot Aug 10, 2016 03:21pm

@Swamy as if it is not ruined now.

Jamil Aug 10, 2016 03:27pm

@Steel Economic collaboration between neighbours is a good thing as it brings economic prosperity to the people and raise their standard of living.

History will tell that CPEC would turn out to be an immense success story benefiting both Pakistan and China and other countries in the region.

Hassan zaeem aftab Aug 10, 2016 03:29pm

Threat., threat, threat from within and out of Pakistan is being heard for a long time but who is going to rescue, people or AF or Some one from Heaven Can any body answer?

Adnan Aug 10, 2016 03:31pm

@Joe king till the time USA keeps poking its nose in Afghanistan and rest of the Muslim world the world can never be a safe place

Timeto stopthis Aug 10, 2016 03:38pm

@Jamil The threat is not to your territorial integrity but to your internal security. And sadly, until now they havent been able to do much to protect the people from all the attacks happening in your own country.

Jamil Aug 10, 2016 03:42pm

@Reshma The people of Kashmir, regardless of their ethnic composition were promised a right to exercise their will to determine its future, which has been denied to them.

Its time that right is respected to the people of Kashmir in order to bring lasting peace in the region.

Analyst Aug 10, 2016 03:45pm

People don't worry Pakistan will overcome all its problems soon.

Neutral Neighbour Aug 10, 2016 03:46pm

In most countries only politicians play politics over dead bodies.

Kabilan Aug 10, 2016 03:45pm

To be frank, India is busy with its own growth targets and ofcourse with its own issues. India's priority is different and is not at all concerned with internal matters of Pakistan. If India plans to involve, this shall never be in the terrorist route. We always use the diplomatic options.

Mehboob Ali Lalani Aug 10, 2016 03:46pm

It is extremely hard time. Enemies are attacking soft targets. Armcritics are active in spreading poisonous propaganda.

I wish and pray that the state will eventually foil all nefarious attempt and will able to provide peaceful living to the citizens.

realzak Aug 10, 2016 03:49pm

@Zak China doesnt care about Kashmir they just want completion of CPEC to progress further in this region,

sahid_kashmiri Aug 10, 2016 03:51pm

@Zak As if PAkistan and China Govt. take all important instructions from you.....

Zealot Aug 10, 2016 03:53pm

Hunt TTP in Kunar province and wipe them out.next time any terror group will think thousand times before attacking or facilitate attacking in pakistan

Jamil Aug 10, 2016 03:54pm

@Timeto stopthis When you talk about territorial integrity, it means tackling internal and external threats.

Pakistan at the moment is facing India inspired subversive activities inside our territory, which will be nipped in the bud very soon.

Iftikhar Husain Aug 10, 2016 04:00pm

Local police should be more trained to deal with terrorist problems and army should deal with overall problem.

sahid_kashmiri Aug 10, 2016 04:01pm

@Jamil First read the UNSC resolution points over Kashmir.....Whom to act and initiate first...?

SHAHID MAHMOOD Aug 10, 2016 04:08pm

@Neutral Guy Yes the title may have been like this ,,, Threat emanates from India, Manged from Afghan soil. Generals told.??

SHAHID MAHMOOD Aug 10, 2016 04:10pm

@Zak Agreed 1198 percent. Sir.

Jamil Aug 10, 2016 04:12pm

@sahid_kashmiri The UN resolution on Kashmir was accepted by both India and Pakistan. While Pakistan and the people of Kashmir wants its full implementation, India is shying away.

Any reason why India doesn't want its implementation?

Taimoor Khan Aug 10, 2016 04:14pm

That is why it is imparative to not only go against he facilitators within but also in parrallel uproot the Indian terror infra outside the borders of Pakistan. If some distant power like it or not, it shouldnt matter now, Pakistani lives are at stake here.

Zealot Aug 10, 2016 04:16pm

I would suggest army chief to Hunt Mullah Fazullah and its TTP in Kunar Province of Afghanistan.otherwise lets not waste our times in giving and listening to these statements

M. Siddique Aug 10, 2016 04:19pm

Time to issue a notice to Afghanistan that if RAW operates from their soil, Pakistan has the right strike the Indians in Afghanistan in a manner Pakistan deems fit. There should not be any ifs or buts.

A Aug 10, 2016 04:19pm

@imtiaz ali khan 101% Agree including all of India Live and let live

M. Siddique Aug 10, 2016 04:20pm

@Neutral Guy, You must be reading with Indian glasses that is why you feel misleading. Once RAW agents are hit, you will see it clearly.

Ayub Aug 10, 2016 04:20pm

The root cause of terrorism is mostly internal. As along as social injustices, deprivation, discrimination and unemployment continue, the external enemy shall find their facilitators very easily.

Zealot Aug 10, 2016 04:22pm

@Zak once you raised the legitimate act to illlegitimate people .you are bound to be condemned like that ,

Tarun Kumar Aug 10, 2016 04:27pm

@Amit Sharma How is Modi responsible for Jamaat ul Ahrar claiming responsibility for this attack

Riaz Murtaza Aug 10, 2016 04:29pm

Afghanistan should play it's part and keep Indians out of the rivalry between India and Pakistan.

Zara Aug 10, 2016 04:32pm

Very convenient. It also seems that Pakistan is never in the wrong. By the sound of it, we have perfect security services and we are perfect, then how come we have enemies? I am sorry but I don't buy these explanation. Not anymore.

Zealot Aug 10, 2016 04:34pm

Now earlier After APS.. Army Chief prompt Ashraf Ghani to act in Kunar Province otherwise we will do Hot pursuit.what happen then? They came again.which is why our Troops deployment is necessary in afghanistan...no other option for us now..otherwise we will face attacks like that...

Timeto stopthis Aug 10, 2016 04:38pm

@Zara Brilliant comment Zara.

lafanga Aug 10, 2016 04:45pm

"Threat emanates from India-managed Afghan soil"

That is a pretty clear cut statement. No ambiguity in it.

NPS Aug 10, 2016 04:47pm

@Zealot I think, it is too late to have Russia as a friend of Pakistan. Russians was once in Afghanistan. On that occasion Pakistan had sided with America and the west. Now you want to chnage side?

lafanga Aug 10, 2016 04:50pm

@Shafi "Can someone help me understand how exactly the attack against the lawyers in a hospital be related to CPEC?"

It's the chaos and fear among ordinary people that terrorists use to attain other goals. If lawyers are not safe in Quetta, the capitol of Baluchistan, then how can any development be done. This is the mindset they are driving at. India was pretty open about it's stance against CPEC and these are just the tactics used to wage an unconventional warfare to achieve the goals. You may like to search for Ajit Doval's speech on youtube where he openly proposes funding anti Pakistan elements in Baluchistan. Kulbushan Jhadev was caught doing just that.

Zealot Aug 10, 2016 04:57pm

@NPS it could be your thinking.read my comments and then reply

khanm Aug 10, 2016 04:59pm

@Akbar we have identified the disease but we cannot cure it.. cos.. we don't have the medicine. And what is the medicine political sagacity and farsightedness.. we dont think before we leap...We live in a world where unfortunately the distinction between true and false appears to become increasingly blurred by manipulation of facts, by exploitation of uncritical minds, and by the pollution of the language.

Raunak Aug 10, 2016 05:01pm

@lafanga .. Anybody is free to make a statement. We Indians too made a very clear statement to Pakistan. We are providing consular access too. We always back up our statements with solid proof.

khanm Aug 10, 2016 05:02pm

@Neutral Guy ...indeed...How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.

khanm Aug 10, 2016 05:02pm

@peshawari.... we can only talk...

Syed Chishti Aug 10, 2016 05:04pm

History goes back to 1988 When more than 120+ people were consumed and lost their lives in a terrorist attack in market place of Bohri Bazar, Safdar Karachi, it could have been in 1987. I was then serving in 5 Corps Headquarters Karachi. We were then not allowed to walk to Corps Headquarters under Corps Commander Lt General(Late) Asif Nawaz from Officers High Rise Twin Tower Apartments due to well assessed threat assessment that external terrorist had perpetrated that crime.

It's a well known fact who are against existence of Pakistan and its peaceful economic growth and development. If we keep guessing and don't take serious punitive measures and action they will not refrain from such ongoing acts of terrorism.

There sponsored sleeping cells are in places where the big money is? Not in the slums they use them to keep the nation confused.

It's time to get hands on the big fish who are at odds with Pakistan's existence. Do it swiftly and quickly otherwise Pakistan's independence???

khanm Aug 10, 2016 05:06pm

@Amit Sharma... after 68 years or so the sense should be matured by now... it has to for the sake of humanity and their sufferings...

khanm Aug 10, 2016 05:08pm

@Zak why dont we reciprocate and make a grand nexus between china and other neighboring countries... pal we are a total failure when it comes to foreign policies...

concerned Aug 10, 2016 05:28pm

@all those thinking India is innocent

Kulbushan Yadav a serving indian navy officer was not walking around in Balochistan on a tourist visa.

junaid Aug 10, 2016 05:38pm

Too much emphasis on CPEC. If there is a CPEC or not our priority is to get rid of terrorism. Terrorism started before CPEC. I think Pakistani people will one day get sick of this word CPEC if concrete steps are not taken for their welfare and safety. There should be an all inclusive approach and everybody should work in their own areas of expertise and where things overlap proper coordination should be set up between organisations. Security forces should provide security and political parties should provide policies and government and private sector should create jobs. CPEC should be an opportunity for Pakistan not a lifeline. Citizens shouldn't act like a sitting duck and keep an open eye around and any suspect should be dealt with proper manner. These terrorists are not superhuman and can be tackled if all the people come together. One should confront even his/her brother if acts suspiciously. Turkish people have proved that if people come together they can change things.

Sachin Aug 10, 2016 05:56pm

@Zak china is a mature and responsible nation. Plz worry about internal problems of Pakistan.

Smart Solution Aug 10, 2016 06:00pm

This vicous trend of killing in Pakistan would continue unless authorities start handing down quick punishment to criminals. Why police fails to provide evidence and why many criminals not getting punishments? If this gradual destruction of pakistan is not stopped, than its destined to become Somalia. Those responsible might flea to other countries, but average pakistani will keep suffering for generations.

Raja Aug 10, 2016 06:04pm

@Jamil we do want implementation. Problem is pakistan has to take the mandatory first step of vacating azad kashmir which it hasnt done. So how can you expect india to implement step 2 and step 3

Naeem Aug 10, 2016 06:11pm

It is easy to blame your failure on others

Sarai Alamgir Aug 10, 2016 06:12pm

Time to act, send a clear message to the people who hold the strings that enough is enough.

sp Aug 10, 2016 06:13pm

Let peace prevail every where

sp Aug 10, 2016 06:18pm

@Raja well said.

SP Aug 10, 2016 06:29pm

PAK should not raise fingers on others instead set should its home right first.

IB Aug 10, 2016 06:36pm

@SR .. you seem to be totally unaware of operation zarb-e-azb. It is happening is FATA areas which were safe heavens for terrorists and no go areas for Pakistani LEA. All that area is now cleared, all terrorist camps are destroyed and all terrorist groups have been neutralized or they have run across border to their afghan/indian guardians.. please educate yourself before shooting such ignorant comments!

Honest Man Aug 10, 2016 06:44pm

The problem is suicide bombers...and the source of the problem are the fanatics who create suicide bombers...Think about it...who does that?..

ahmad khan Aug 10, 2016 06:47pm

It is very simple and straight forward, the fire we started, and still openly support, which is called Taleban to burn Afghanitan, is now catching our own hands.

Jamil Aug 10, 2016 06:56pm

@Raja Pakistan on its part is ready to implement the UN resolution in its totality, provided India is ready to do the same.

The UN resolution called both Pakistan and India for a plebiscite to be held in the whole of Kashmir under UN auspices, so that the people of Kashmir could determine its future in a free and fair manner.

While the people of Kashmir and Pakistan have agreed to the UN mechanism of holding a plebiscite, India is reluctant to do the same, as it fears that the people of Kashmir will not vote to stay with India.

But India must realize that one day, it will have to bow to the wishes of the people of Kashmir.

Parachinari Aug 10, 2016 06:58pm

@Zak very well said. There are, I believe, 22 active seperatist movements in India which we must exploit.

flying star Aug 10, 2016 07:05pm

the best solution is to seal completely the border,install the sophestic electronic system,every 50 km permanent army instalation ,send out all afghanies,create the job for the Pakistani,but clean the land by send out all refugies

Adam Aug 10, 2016 07:19pm

Easy to blame others and walk away from our own failures.

Harry Aug 10, 2016 07:38pm

@Joe king Very well said!!

Lost cause Aug 10, 2016 07:39pm

Why this bomber could not be stopped before making entry in Hospital. It reflects poorly on security situation. Improve security at public places just pointing fingers at neighbours won't work.

Justice Aug 10, 2016 07:44pm

Pakistan , Afghanistan, and india needs to sit and get the issues resolved. The killing of innocents be stopped at any cost. I think we are same people cor generation ns. It's only 70 yrs we got separated by British design.

Justice Aug 10, 2016 07:45pm

@ahmad khan I agree

sajed syed Aug 10, 2016 07:46pm

@sana-1 , Too much hype for nothing. It is going to be a one-way trade benefit to the Chinese for sometime and then abandoned like a hot potato. China is going into recession and deflation for a couple of decades. Learn from history of Japan overtaking USA in 70s that has been in deflation since 80s.

Parat Aug 10, 2016 07:47pm

Kashmir issue is solved by India and Pakistan through Shimla agreement and do not waste time and resource by talking again and again. Use resources for other purposes for better life of the people.

Abbas Naqvi Aug 10, 2016 07:48pm

Ours is a professional army that has withered many a storm. It's capabilities and capacities are beyond any doubt. Since launching the operation "zarbe Azb" in June 2014, our brave armed forces have gained substantial victories in fight against terrorism. They have broken the back of terrorists who are on the run now. However, recent terrorist attacks may require a review of the strategy and introduction of additional tactics to tackle terrorists in urban areas where they find soft targets. From beefing security to putting up more check posts in major cities together with giving additional powers to deployed forces could be another option. Regular patrolling and providing protection to sensitive public places may also become a permanent feature. Citizens need to be given guidance on what to watch and where. It is a long fight that God willing we will win by staying together.

IMJUSTSAYIN Aug 10, 2016 07:57pm

@Zak You are great are writing fiction.

aslam shaikh1 Aug 10, 2016 08:03pm

@ali ghous so why is Hindustan trying it's level best to derail CPEC?

javed khan Aug 10, 2016 08:22pm

@Neutral Guy : Right, it should be "Modi active in Afghanistan"

E.Somapalan Aug 10, 2016 08:22pm

@imtiaz ali khan My dearest brother, Indians do not believe in killing innocent or unarmed people, forget the thought. We do not gain anything by it, even if we gain anything by it we will not do it since it is a cowardly and cruel act.

Houlbelat Aug 10, 2016 08:35pm

The tactless and inert political leadership is to blame for every ill. They were quick in legislating laws against martial-law, but failed miserably in making their own house in order.

Bol Aug 10, 2016 08:35pm

CEPEC is a threat to India because Chinese presence will be felt on the western border also apart from eastern border of India. Got it?

Pk Aug 10, 2016 08:52pm

Good steps but wrong direction!!!

Houlbelat Aug 10, 2016 09:00pm

@Bol : Better rise from your slumber. CPEC is already in place in the entire northern areas since last 40 years. It is called Shahrah e Resham, the 8th modern wonder of the world, completed jointly with China! The new project started with China is its extension to Gwadar Port, in Arabian Sea at the Gulf.

Khwarezmi Aug 10, 2016 09:13pm

Finally the leadership is calling a spade a spade

Parachinari Aug 10, 2016 09:17pm

@E.Somapalan oh really? Then why do you kill Kashmiris

Salman Aug 10, 2016 09:22pm

Army has made tremendous sacrifice for our country. I live in U.S. and the country pays so much respect to the veterans. And on the other side, our politicians don't miss a chance to hit back at Army.

Who was supposed to put NACTA in place? (Point 4) Who was supposed to spread the hateful literature? (Point 5) Who was supposed to choke the financial aid of terrorists? (Point 6) Who was supposed to transform the police and establish counter terrorism force? (Point 8) Who was responsible for registering and regulating religious seminaries? (Point 10) Who was supposed to initiate reforms in FATA? (Point 12) Who was supposed to stop militancy in Punjab? (Point 15) Who was supposed to deal with sectarian terrorists? (Point 18) Whose responsibility was it to deal with Afghan refugees? (Point 19) And who was responsible for revamping and reforming the criminal justice system? (Point 20)

Were all the point mentioned above the responsibility of the civilian government or the military?

Dervaish Khan Aug 10, 2016 09:28pm

There is a dire need of a homeland department on the pattern of that in US which was formed soon in the days after 9/11. The whole elements of counter terrorism force needs to be put under one roof and the COAS be put on top of that roof.

Sami Khan Aug 10, 2016 09:50pm

Assuming that the terror emanates from outside, our agencies should be able to infiltrate their network and prevent the sad carnage in Quetta. In addition, our public should be made aware about the threat and encourage them to cooperate with our law enforcing agencies. Without the help of general public none of the agencies can work effectively

Jamil Aug 10, 2016 10:21pm

@Parat Shimla agreement say to talk, but you do not want to talk about Kashmir. So how can you resolve the Kashmir issue.

The problem of Kashmir will have to be resolved through dialogue between India and Pakistan by giving the right of self determination to the people of Kashmir as promised to them by both India and Pakistan and witnessed by the whole world in the UN.

anony Aug 10, 2016 11:14pm

We are with you, Pak Army.

subh Aug 11, 2016 12:59am

@Zak good plan!!! how about a book or a movie?

Avik Ray Aug 11, 2016 01:02am

@Zak Good strategist. I hope both Pak and Chinese leaders read this.

Avik Ray Aug 11, 2016 01:07am

@sana-1 Pakistan's game changer should be the Pakistanis. CPEK is a 100% Chinese project that is primarily geared for Chinese interests. Pakistan will be a minor beneficiary. Unless you create it would be foolish to think that the Chinese will create something primarily for you.

Sunny Aug 11, 2016 01:35am

@ All those underestimating CEPC

Just wait and watch, the game is on for a prosper Pakistan :)

Nathan Aug 11, 2016 02:24am

@Bol - Just so you get some perspective here. Last year, China and India did trade of $70 billion ($70 billion in just one year). That is bigger than the entire CPEC project which is totally worth $46 billion if completed by 2030 (that is in 15 years). Also, in just the next 5 years, there are investment projects worth over $1 trillion currently underway in India (that is 21 times the size of 46 billion). So, I can guarantee you nobody in India sees CPEC as a threat. In fact, most people in India have not even heard of the CPEC. I am sure CPEC is good for Pakistan, and I hope it works out well for you, but there is no purpose served in bringing India into it.

Sachin Aug 11, 2016 02:27am

@Bol China is not a threat to India bcoz Chinese r inherently a non-militaristic people. China is mature and responsible nation focussed on collaboration and never on collision.

Yash Aug 11, 2016 02:37am

@Zak dream on. China knows where her echonomical interests lies. They are no ones friends.

Yash Aug 11, 2016 02:41am

@imtiaz ali khan fully agree with you brother. Please covey this message to every one in Pakistan and I will do the same.

jayj Aug 11, 2016 02:57am

what is the proof of such allegations?

Jawad Aug 11, 2016 03:16am

@Amit Sharma here is another Arundhoti Roy & Barkha Dutt. Good Luck!

AA Aug 11, 2016 03:41am

@sana-1 best of luck

Aftab Aug 11, 2016 04:04am

@Zak We should not stay under illusion of China. Soon China will walk away and we will be out without any defensive policy. India, Afghanistan and Iran are bigger and better markets for China than Pakistan. South China issue will escalate and the losses to China will be enormous to recover. We put all our eggs in one basket!

Mukul Aug 11, 2016 05:18am

@ahmad khan a sensible comment at last yes this is the truth and once you know the truth you can focus your energy on fighting the problem well said

Irslan Aug 11, 2016 07:19am

They just found out Where have they been for last 10 yrs Good luck if that's the security services .

Mehak Gulab Aug 11, 2016 07:58am

Citizens Defence is the best Defence. Years of negligence of human capital development does not going to make things any better unless Pakistan start dialogue process with all neighbours & seek their support. China had very clearly told to discuss issues bilaterally. Also quickly review foreign policy compatiable with 21st Centuary.?

sangram Aug 11, 2016 08:20am

@Zak ..By Banning Chinese items to be used in India will be more than enough for china....be sure that china will be neutral incase of kashmir or any war with india .

Parvez Aug 11, 2016 08:32am

@Zak yes, and USA will sit on the sideline and watch!

Tickleme Elmo Aug 11, 2016 09:33am

India doesn't control Afghanistan. Please stop seeing everything with such paranoia. I rarely see any goodwill towards India, then how do you think of building any relationship between these 2 countries.

pkshome Aug 11, 2016 09:41am

@sana-1 - Do you really think that China will be able to do CPEC & OROB without taking India on board? India may not be as economically as strong as china as of now, but one cannot simply ignore india's interest in this area, whether anybody likes or not.

H dave Aug 11, 2016 09:53am

@Amit Sharma In a village of peace loving 1000 people only 10 People having crooked mind can create havoc, similar thing is happening in Kashmir, If separatist feels they got people support then why they are not contesting election.

H dave Aug 11, 2016 10:02am

@Sachin You are right, Historically China is very weak on Military front as there is no history of Fights, All china was confined in Great wall for protection. Now China is very Much developed has much better equipment to fight but the more important is to have Guts then Equipment to fight and win the war

Akshay Aug 11, 2016 10:03am

@sana-1 CPEC will be only profitable for China. Pakistan's economy will be totally destroyed by this project due to cheap Chinese imports. Pakistani industry cannot compete with cheap Chinese goods.

Akshay Aug 11, 2016 10:05am

@Kashif Dear friend if someone puts neighbors house on fire, then he cannot expect himself secure from fire. That is natural truth.

Ajay Aug 11, 2016 12:07pm

Then India and Pakistan should sign a friendship and cooperation pact - with complete cessation of all hostilities, Pakistan must give transit route for India to Afghanistan and Iran-Pak-India oil pipeline can also come. It will bring stability and prosperity to the whole region. Pak will also get Indian electricity. Trade with India will improve Pak economy rapidly.

sourav Ghosh Aug 11, 2016 12:28pm

@M. Siddique you hit indians, you cease to exist,no ifs and buts

JJ Sylhat Aug 11, 2016 01:20pm

@M. Siddique Half of Afghan population is living in Pakistan...Indian are operating their covert activities via 17 consulates....time has come to give them an exit visa!

Truthsucks Aug 11, 2016 01:47pm

@imtiaz ali khan our sides its tap we can close it but your side its leakage not just one place many places. who want violence , pakistani civil society should work together. How many pakistani kids come to india for medical help. We have done many free operations , check on google.we want stable pakistan to compete us with education ,technology and system.You guys are slaves to Mullas and Generals sadly you guys dont have freedom. Even we have Muslim in our country we don't have any freedom and talented individual can take up highest position , like Abdul Kalam Sab. when the school attack happened many indian cried.Your Govs and Military deal with good and bad terrorist.You started first you end it things will become normal and people can live happily as per god's wish

Akshay Aug 11, 2016 04:19pm

@aslam shaikh1 Why India will want to derail CPEC? India is only protesting to not include Pakistani controlled Kashmir in CPEC, because it's disputed.

Ajaya K Dutt Aug 11, 2016 06:02pm

@Zak - India and US are not concerned with CPEC. India 's main focus is building internal Economic corridors.

HARI Aug 11, 2016 06:04pm

Everybody on both sides are looking through their glasses but reality is Kashmir for which both the nations along with the Kashmiris talk together and come to a firm conclusion at least in the next decade. but for this, PAK should not discuss with Kashmir leaders as it is considered by Indians as back stabbing. Govt of India or Govt of Pakistan are not corporate offices to talk any thing and do otherthing. They have the responsibility and accountability before their citizens. Hence, first PAK govt has to advise the Ambassador not to invite & talk with Kashmir leaders at least once so as to start the inter governmental dialogue. Then there will be a definite solution at the end; If PAK is not understanding the feelings of Indian Citizens then the problems between the two neighbors will long last without any solution. Both the govts. will have to spend money on unproductive work in the border and the people of Pak and India along with Kashmiris will have to suffer. May God bless all!!!

pshailendra Aug 11, 2016 06:38pm

People who are commenting here should read this article - http://www.dawn.com/news/1276688/terror-and-confusion

The last two paragraphs says is all ...........

Ahsan Gul Aug 11, 2016 07:30pm

India is and has been relentlessly busy even after 1971 to part Pakistan. Each and every Pakistani must realize this and do whatever to protect homeland. It is not the sole responsibility of armed forces - armed forces can protect external threat but what about the enemy within the Pakistan. As Kashmir is brewing with unrest it is time for Pakistanies to be more vigilant for India will try to divert attention from it. These cultural things and our actors going there are all small things to make Pakistan believe that India is our friend and well wisher.

KarachiWala Aug 11, 2016 07:37pm

I read a number of comments here booasting about CPEC. Here's my view - The project means two different things to both countries. For Pakistan it's a growth engine. For China it is a strategic alternate route for sea port access in case of South China Sea blockades. Also CPEC connects the unindustrialized East China to a port which may or may not lead to major goods exchange.

Jo Aug 11, 2016 08:14pm

@Shaukat Ali Khan 800 poor pakistani died for this project. Only 10 chinese died in karakoram project. After all karakoram has not worth of the sacrifice in terms of business.

pathanoo Aug 12, 2016 12:25am

@Akbar The only threat in Baluchistan is INEQUALITY AND NOTHING ELSE.

Kritics Aug 12, 2016 12:33am

@Amit Sharma you have very limited knowledge bhai or may be you are ignorant. Use google if you can. The same thing happened in 2008 and 2010. And it was worst than this. You don't even know how bad it was before because so far none of the previous govt., challenged and confronted the separatists, militants and terrorists in a way the Modi govt has done. So please don't spread false information. We are seeing this mess because previous govt ignored the root cause of Kashmir problem which is article 370.

Lahori Kid Aug 12, 2016 12:42am

@Amitabh Your comment is partially correct, India maybe developing more than Pakistan but India still leads the world in poverty, what kind of development are you talking about? If people are still starving and homeless, that development has no value. And one more thing, India is 10 times bigger than Pakistan, that means more resources, ONE BILLION PEOPLE AGAINST 180 MILLION, hardly fair, but still, you cannot just come and stump on Pakistan, you know it, understand it, and will never dare.

maturity Aug 12, 2016 01:02am

Pakistan's problems lie within but tries to find reasons outside.

vmcwolf Aug 12, 2016 08:39am

@Zak - wishful thinking... dream on!!! ;)

Rajeev Aug 12, 2016 08:49am

@imtiaz ali khan My salutes to you sir for your sensible comments

MJ Aug 12, 2016 02:26pm

@ali ghous Love you bro

MJ Aug 12, 2016 02:27pm

@Swamy absolutely correct