COMMENT: Mumbai Attacks- Is Pakistan now on the Defensive?

page_asiannews Published on the Asian News Website

By Majed Iqbal- Pakistan’s weak government, despite claiming that we are not on the back foot on the Mumbai Blasts is surely feeling the heat.

Whilst the foreign minister argues that there was no reason for Pakistan to be on the defensive over the attacks, the President, Mr zardari went as far as offering a no first-use of nuclear weapons, ignoring decades of established policy.

Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee, right, gestures as Pakistan's visiting Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi looks on during a joint press conference in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. From AP Photo by AP.

The apparently off-the-cuff remark in an interview with Indian media astonished Pakistanis as much as Indians.

Whilst the Foreign minister talks about not being defensive, the President does exactly that.

With no consistent line on how to tackle the Mumbai blasts scenario, Pakistan will end up presenting itself a failed state who is unable to deal with the challenges it is facing- whether economic, political or Foreign affairs.

This case which is being built internationally against Pakistan as a failed state is a pre-requisite to any further action by outside powers in an Iraq style invasion. Before that, the rhetoric now drums up against this country which from being an ally of the US, now faces being the next casualty in the War on Terror.

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  1. maitreyee says:

    the attacks on mumbai are outrageos and all our netas in some or other way r responsible ,it is the right of people to demand their security

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