Khawaja Umer Farooq has accurately reflected in his letter, “Haqqani network,” (Sept. 9), the state of denial gripping the whole nation. If Americans have declared the Afghanistan-based Haqqani network a terrorist organization, then why shall Pakistan worry about? Why does Pakistan need to point out negative implications of this decision, unless we have got them on our own soil?
We need to come out of this state of mind which favors and supports some organizations as “good Taleban” — an asset for future manipulations. It has been proved time and again that there is no difference between good and bad Taleban. Taleban represent a mentality which doesn’t believe in democracy, constitution and rule of law. Both Pakistan and Afghanistan should look forward to break away from this vicious cycle of hatred and blood. —