The 40% success rate against Taliban in military operation in North Waziristan suggested by Gen Kayani in a secret meeting with Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan was a clever ploy. He knew that one of them, sooner or later, would blurt it out sending a message to the Americans that such action would not have had the desired results. In reality, the Pakistan army is strong enough to crush any insurgency. There is a message for Imran Khan also and that is that he should be very careful when facing anchors who are known for being anti-army as well as blunt to keep the ratings up of their private channels.


London, February 13.