Multi-pronged strategy needed to end terrorism in Pakistan

KARACHI: The ongoing military operation in North Waziristan is in the right direction with seemingly clear-cut policy to destroy militants’ bases to end terrorism throughout the country, but it should be supported equally by political leadership with a comprehensive strategy.
The army is determined to clean up militancy in the country which will broadly well for the future of the state but if the country might face unimaginable consequences if the operation fails to generate it results.
This was opined by Ahmed Rashid, renowned expert and journalist while speaking on the topic of ‘Apparatus of Jihad: The State of Play’ at Habib University here on Friday. The civil society, NGOs and media should be given access to the areas where operation is continued for eliminating concerns of transparency in the whole drive because the previous record of the operation was not favourable for the state reputation.

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