Things are not too well under the strange rule of the Pakistan People’s Party. The argument that we have just transitioned from the military dictatorship to the civilian dictatorship seems to hold the water, and now there is nothing which defies that argument and the way things are being handled and run within and outside the country are converging on the same joint of the Aiwan-e-Sadar.
Strategic mistakes are being committed during the tenure of President Asif Ali Zardari which may cost Pakistan dearly, but hardly anyone in the presidential camp is prepared to own these mistakes, some deliberate and some not. These mistakes range from the economy to the law and order to the reconciliation to the foreign affairs to the interior affairs, and one cannot ignore the dismal plight of health and education.
Now President Asif Ali Zardari has admitted that India is not a threat to Pakistan and described the “militants” operating in Jammu and Kashmir as terrorists.
Is that a mistake?