Motion on Growing Uncertainty Emanating out of Govt’s FP Circles
Adjournment Motion under the Rule of 85 Rules of the Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate
The killing in Afghanistan of the alleged mastermind of the APS Peshawar attack is an important marker in Pakistan’s ongoing fight against militancy and bears telling for history.
Umar Mansour’s killing should have signalled to the world the nature of this fight: terrorists cross borders at will, and it becomes challenging states to degrade terrorist activity if havens exist on either side of a porous border. Islamabad hardly mentioned it.
At the same time, Pakistan is under diplomatic attack in Washington for not changing its fundamental calculus on terrorism. Names of key terrorist franchises and banned outfits are now being tagged as synonymous with Pakistan.
This is a serious crisis for Pakistan, especially when ambiguity about good and bad terrorists has ostensibly surfaced in Pakistan at high diplomatic levels. Instead of defending Pakistan’s vulnerability to the permeable border, as evidenced by the APS killer’s death in Afghanistan, and mounting a strong diplomatic offensive to argue Pakistan’s case, we are seeing muted and confused responses to seminal events and growing dangers.
This growing uncertainty emanating out of the government’s foreign policy circles is both dangerous and questionable.
The issue is of grave public importance and merits the adjournment of all regular business in the House to discuss the matter at hand.