At this time, the international media is swarming with ludicrous voices raising apprehensions about the likelihood of Islamabad being over-run by extremists. Mounting speculations are raging that Talibanisation will punch Pakistan out before long as its tendrils are finding roots increasingly; that Pakistan will collapse or disintegrate and a civil war will ensue this. Certain influential quarters in Washington also are talking of the demise of this land of the pure. Alarms have also been raised about the threat of Pakistan's nukes falling into the hands of extremists. For all practical purposes, all these statements and concerns are characterised by hyperbole; alarms smack of falsity and are being spun by certain anti-Pakistan lobbies with a spiteful pretext. If we ruminate over the situation impartially, it comes out that Pakistan faces no Talibanisation threat as it possesses well-built civilian and military institutions which are capable enough to put a spoke in the wheels of any such threat. On the top of this, Pakistan has got a vibrant civil society and population which has always aspired for democratic virtues and not for deadly extremism. And the refreshing feature is that the civil society in Pakistan has made its presence felt latterly. Admittedly the threats of militancy are there in Pakistan and they have gained influence also on a very limited scale in certain areas but the argument that Taliban will take up the reins of state ultimately, has no legs to stand on insurgencies, sometimes of frightening proportions, come to haunt the nations, but it will be laying it on with a trowel to say that these lead to the state authority's writ getting evaporated in its entirety. A plus with Pakistan is that the morale of its troops is high and they are trained enough to counter the Taliban factor and defend the country against any existential threat. General Kayani has also said in no uncertain terms that the army will not allow the militants to impose their way of life on the civil society. A short-lived pause in the operation does not mean at all that the Pak Army is impotent to snuff out the extremists and roll out counterinsurgency operations. To give a try to the talks and political reconciliation is the decision of the incumbent government and army is playing its constitutional role by complying with the government's policy. To say that the Swat deal has been clinched because the army's control over the area was tenuous is all wet. At the same time, to dub this deal as the state's abdication to Taliban is vacuous and absurd. All this is a baseless propaganda of the international media inspired by anti-Pakistan forces. This point also draws support from the smear campaign hatched up against the army and ISI. This vilification conspiracy throws into doubt Pak Army's intent to fight the Taliban; raises the possibility of Pak's nukes falling into the hands of the extremists and casts a slur on the image of ISI. The stance of US officials that they may use daisy-cutters if the army shows reluctance to act is comical. Here the question arises that what has the US accomplished through drone attacks? For sure nothing except for a tremendous boost in the anti-US sentiments. The results will be more alarming if they use daisy-cutters. The Pak Army is vehemently committed to suppress the extremists. The glaring example is that the Pak Army has reaped more losses than any other ally of the US in the War. But be that as it may, if the US takes Pak Army's commitment with a pinch of salt, it will be taken short because it will put the back up of an ally without whose support, it cannot accomplish anything in Afghanistan. Actually by pinning the blame on the army, the US is trying to hide a multitude of sins. As far as its nukes are concerned they are in safe hands. As far as the propaganda regarding Pakistan's disintegration is concerned, any person who has even a slight grain of grey matter is cognisant of the fact that there is not even a single organised separatist movement in Pakistan. We are not denying the presence of certain miscreants but it will be like laying it on thick to attribute so much significance to the nefarious activities of these unscrupulous elements. This is a slap on the face of anti-Pakistan lobbies that despite funnelling hefty amounts and encouraging separatist trends, they have miserably failed to develop palpable secessionist sentiments in Pakistan. And crises, in the absence of strong separatist movements, never translate into disintegration. If wishes were horses, beggars might ride. The example of Iraq can be adduced in this regard. Despite years of infighting and implicit coupled with explicit US support to the Kurdish community, Iraq has not fallen apart. And the fortunate feature is that Pakistan is heaps better than Iraq on this score. Arbiters at the international level should not fall prey to the grotesque lobbying of anti-Pakistan powers. They should opt for their own judgement as prudent arbiters don't judge a country by that which the country's enemies say about it. The writer is a foreign affairs analyst E-mail: irfanasghar99@yahoo.com