The war on terror with regard of rapidly changing international affairs is getting more complex and more fierce as the days are progressing. It is clearly evident that this fight against militants and insurgents could not be left alone to the military and security agencies and the civilian and elected political leadership of the country would have to take it over and assume its ownership.
The biggest truth and the bitterest one is that we cannot use eye washes any more. Almost two weeks into the in-camera session on the security situation, and especially the tribal areas, many questions regarding its usefulness are being raised. This session has achieved nothing except a committee.
It was a sham limited purpose session in which the Parliament was presented the ground situation by the Director General of Military Operations, and then a useless presentation by the Information Minister Sherry Rehman and then a cold shouldered discussion, in which only blame game was played.
The role of parliament goes way beyond that and once again the money of tax payers was wasted.