THE coherence and coordination within the ruling dispensation on vital security issues is acutely missing. Its glaring example can be seen in the form of various contradictory statements made by our Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Interior Minister Rahman Malik on the issue of terrorism and the involvement of a foreign hand in it. What has been happening most of the time is that statements and counter-statements are made, a perfect case of one hand not knowing what the other is up to. As if everyone is following their impulse rather than the official policy supported by facts and evidence. It is quite pinching to see that while the Interior Minister Rehman Malik has confirmed that the Indian spy agencies are behind various acts of terror in Balochistan and elsewhere and has also provided tangible proof, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is telling us that there is not enough evidence to hold India accountable. This is most absurd. His words that 'more material will be required to put the blame on India' flies in the face of all that the Interior Ministry has been saying and showing as a proof implicating the Indians for sparking unrest in Pakistan. Not only that. According to sources, the Foreign and the Interior Ministry are also engaged in the exchange of accusations over the possession of evidence showing Indian involvement. This finger pointing between the two key departments is indeed a sad reflection on the way our government is being run. This disconnect also explains the reason why the PPP-led dispensation has failed to forcefully take up the matter with the Indians or the international community for that matter. Mr Qureshi ought to have seen the Indian propaganda machines churning all sorts of rumours invariably slinging mud on Islamabad. It is time he removed his doubts because Prime Minister Gilani himself on Thursday stated that New Delhi was engaged in destabilising Pakistan using Afghanistan as a base. This should put an end to the FM's misgivings. Right on the other side of the spectrum we have the Americans setting another deadly game of turmoil and chaos into motion on our soil. It is quite sad that on the issue of Blackwaters' alleged terrorist activities in Pakistan, our key ministries have different opinions, a paradox that has crippled the government's ability to talk to the Americans in a decisive manner. The federal government and all its important organs should work as a single unit and try to speak as one voice.