Apparently the cat is out of the bag. Last week’ unprovoked firing between Pakistan and Indian forces along the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir has already ignited the border, which has been relatively peaceful for almost a decade. It seems as if some elements, which are against the fragile peace between these two feuding countries is working hard to divert our troops to the borders. This is a very serious development; both countries may get trapped by these militant forces who are working on an agenda, which is generally not in line with the peace seeking people of the sub-continent. Both Pakistan and India should ensure that TTP shouldn’t get the opportunity to highjack the peace movement at all. Both countries should realize that ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’ will not work here as both are facing a common enemy.


Saudi Arab, January 10.