Comments on: After Kabul attack, pressure remains on Pakistan Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: KPSingh01 Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:54:15 +0000 I have tried to keep off this forum of late. I had a feeling that things were beginning to improve in the right direction. Then I see this news which is depressing: asia/mullen-asserts-pakistani-role-in-at tack-on-us-embassy.html?_r=1&hp

If the Americans assert on something, they are being polite, but they are damn sure what they are talking about. Why is Pakistan’s ISI clinging on to the Haqqanis? If they could drop Al Qaeda and Taliban links in 2001 when confronted with the reality of facing the wrath of the Americans, how hard could it be to drop the links with the Haqaanis? Don’t they want peace in the region. Is that the real goal or they still cannot let go off their control temptation?

By: Nihao-Salam Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:20:03 +0000 How long world powers will use the blood of Pakistani nation to achieve their goals?
Date : 11-09-2011

Since 2001, a nation of 180 million has been fighting for the future of the world’s 7 billion.

Since Sept 11, 2001, 21,672 Pakistani civilians have lost their lives or have been seriously injured in an ongoing fight against terror.
The Pakistani Army also has lost 2,795 soldiers while 8,671 soldiers have been wounded. There have been 3,486 bomb blasts and 283 major suicide attacks.

More than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost $68 billion due to terrorism.

The Pakistani nation is making sacrifices that statistics cannot reflect.The promise of our martyrs lives on.

Despite these sacrifices the Pakistan stays engaged in “the war for world peace”, with 200,000 troops deployed at the front line and 90,000 soldiers fighting on the Afghan border.

Why candle lighting ceremonies are not held for Pakistani people who sacrificed their lives for “Big’s war on terror”, why world don’t lay wreath for Pakistani martyrs, why our sacrifices are ignored?

The world must feel the pain, the Pakistani nation has been in due to others’ “Great Games”.

How long world powers will use the blood of Pakistani nation to achieve their goals?

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By: Mr.Darcy Sun, 18 Sep 2011 15:26:49 +0000 I believe it is quite unfair to compare Russia attempted occupation to U.S. efforts to stabilize a proper government. We can all agree that Russia’s intentions were less than admirable from the beginning of their invasion of Afghanistan. The Taleban are not an acceptable government option, plain and simple. The U.S. rid them from from their positions of authority. Now, the NATO coalition is trying to hand back power to the Afghan people. It will take time. The fact that this article describes the ‘all out attack on Kabul’ is simple not true. The Taleban and Haqqani’s attack was not a large scale, well planned one. They are losing and they know it. The only reason the clash took so long to end was because the attackers were held up in an abandoned building and would not come out. They hid because they were left behind. Believe me when I say that Americans don’t want to be here just as much as they don’t want us here. But we must not leave a mess. At this point, it is not up to the coalition to turn things around. It is up to the Afghan people right now. It is in their hands. So, please keep this in mind when another article such as this portrays the lack of progress.

By: hasnainrazzaq Sun, 18 Sep 2011 11:18:01 +0000 It is very disappointing the way thoughts and actions of the masses are controlled by strong powers through dominant mediums. The desire of “Do More” from the west erodes all the efforts done by Pakistan to accomplish the objectives of many super powers of the world. Pakistan has compromised valuable factors like national security, economic growth and henceforth peace and prosperity. Relationship with the superpowers has never been strategic/ collaborative and thus more or less it always ended up as a Win-Lose relationship. I think. Its high time for decision making on a strategic/ broader level. It’s time to define the boundaries and responsibilities. Its time for peace and prosperity. As a student of history I would suggest the superpowers one thing that no war on the earth can be won through fight its always through debate, discussion and consideration.

By: raoqaisar Fri, 16 Sep 2011 19:12:24 +0000 US should review its policy, drone attacks are harmful for Pakistan, because these attacks are creating more Taliban in Pakistan. I think US should handle only Afghanistan and Pakistan should be handled only by Pakistani forces. This will improve the condition. US must not be autocratic it should realize the interest of Pakistan too.

By: Ibaad Fri, 16 Sep 2011 07:26:43 +0000 US is negotiating with Taliban elements which suits them for advancing their interests and simultaneously asking Pakistan to take action against them. Good luck with that.
Miss MacDonald please write a blog on this apparent contradiction sometime.

By: pakistan Wed, 14 Sep 2011 23:09:37 +0000 @Myra
Are we witnessing the vietnam like all out attack on Kabul?

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