Blunt US warningPublished: June 25, 2011
The growing estrangement should not come as a surprise to those Pakistanis who have an idea about how the US had been cold-shouldering Islamabad once it had served its purpose. Most of the local media and political analysts cautioned the Pakistani leadership against taking the American overtures of abiding friendship too seriously. As the US is withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan and, at the same time, preparing India as a counterweight to China it is obvious that it would find excuses not to fulfil its commitments to Pakistan. But that provides us with a golden opportunity to end our association with the US in the war on terror that has brought so much misery upon us.