The Day Af­ter

In the wake of the dev­as­tat­ing in­ci­dents of 2011, the Pak­istan-us re­la­tion­ship now needs a strong in­jec­tion of sta­bil­ity, trust and re­spect in or­der to sur­vive.

Southasia - - Cover story -

By Dr. Moo­nis Ah­mar botabad and the at­tack on the Salala check­post near the Pak-Afghan bor­der which killed 24 Pak­istani sol­diers and of­fi­cers, aug­mented the level of com­pli­ca­tions in Pak-U.S. re­la­tions.

With the dawn of the year 2012, ten­sion, anger, an­tag­o­nism, mis­trust and sus­pi­cion over­shad­owed good­will, nor­malcy and sta­bil­ity in PakU.S. re­la­tions. Re­al­iz­ing the grav­ity of US too, shows bla­tant signs of an­tiPak­istan rhetoric, im­pa­tience and mis­trust. Noth­ing else has so neg­a­tively im­pacted peo­ple-to-peo­ple in­ter­ac­tion and in­flu­enced mind­sets. These com­pli­ca­tions can no longer be erad­i­cated merely by of­fi­cial state­ments or by mak­ing cos­metic mea­sures.

At least three ma­jor steps must be taken by Pak­istan and the United

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