The intelligence agencies deserve a pat on the back as they are focusing their energies on preempting the attacks. They are keeping a close eye on militant networks. The authorities first wait for the right time to strike and then capture the suspects. This is a good example of how our law enforcement agencies work. It is also evident that due to military action in the tribal areas, many strongholds of the terrorists have been destroyed and the troublemakers are on the run. FARUKH SARWAR, Islamabad, October 1.