In a recent meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, a couple of opposition leaders opposed the option of a military operation in North Waziristan. The meeting was being held to discuss the recent attacks on Data Darbar. I find it rather sad that despite one of the most peaceful places in the country being attacked, some of our leaders still oppose the operation, thinking it is not necessary. The meeting was an effort to have a national consensus on increasing terrorism in the country. But even though there is a general agreement in all political parties across the spectrum the on danger terrorism poses to our integrity as a nation, opposition from some benches is also very apparent and insistent. It is shameful that we still have people advocating dialogue to stop these attacks. I thought we were past that stage after agreements were made and broken in Swat and we had learnt a useful lesson. -ZAINAB ALI, Islamabad, July 8.