Pakistan must either dump jihadis or get globally isolated, says Husain Haqqani


Terrorism has to be shut down. Pakistan must understand that continued support or even tolerance for jihadis will result in their international isolation. Army in pakistan is a dominant institution. Even now to formulate public opinion retired officers play an important role. Retired officers dominate TV debates and discussions and print media, who present a certain world view. Voices like mine are drowned by shouts of traitor and kafir. Over the years an anti India national narrative has evolved in a way where this relationship has been jeopardised. There are many civilian constituencies who also believe India is an enemy. They have to go beyond the overly simplified worldview in which Pakistan is “us” and India is “the other”.


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