Comments on: Taking on Pakistan’s “military-jihadi” nexus http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/13/taking-on-pakistans-military-jihadi-nexus/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: sidrock23 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/13/taking-on-pakistans-military-jihadi-nexus/comment-page-1/#comment-27338 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 05:04:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4538#comment-27338 at some point, the indian and pakistan government and military are going to have to stop lookin at each other with animosity and hostility and work together. In general pakistanis still have some fondness for india. we are from the same blood. it was the british who mainly caused our conflicts. if anything pakistanis look at india and say “why not us”. if pakistan falls into the militants hands, it is bound to have an impact in india.pakistan needs to let go of the hands of saudia arabia,egypt, and the arabs and join hands with india, afghanistan and iran and help get rid of the militancy once and for all.

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By: Mekeritrig http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/13/taking-on-pakistans-military-jihadi-nexus/comment-page-1/#comment-27329 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:35:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4538#comment-27329 What Mansur Ejaz has written is sensible. It seems circumstances have forced and will continue to force Pakistan’s military to reevaluate their strategies vis-a-vis the insurgency in Afghanistan, and their support of islamist politics in Pakistan. But if the Military do make a serious effort to remedy the problems of Pakistan they will only do so on their own terms. This means making sure they don’t lose their position of power within the country. So although the military may finally take on the militants properly and allow state institutions to grow, they will not give up the disproportionate role they play in the country’s economy and politics. They will still be allowed to determine their own budget, remain Pakistan’s largest landowner, continue to influence political parties and government decisions, and they will still answer only to themselves, not the elected government.
I’m also sceptical that they are going to stop funding and training militants to ply jihad against India. They can’t compete militarily so using militants against India is a good investment.

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/13/taking-on-pakistans-military-jihadi-nexus/comment-page-1/#comment-27326 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 07:00:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4538#comment-27326 Pakistan has very talented people. One can see them excel in many fields ranging from sports, music, poetry etc. They got messed up by their military rulers and Mullahs. They are at the very edge of falling into a chaos. If they can manage to turn around and build themselves back, Pakistan can be one of the most progressive nations in the sub-continent. Hope Pakistan will come out of the brink as quickly as it can. It will work out good for everyone in the region.

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