Pakistan’s deep-rooted connections with Islamic terrorist groups are no longer a secret. Surprisingly, the U.S. did not punish Pakistan for providing safe sanctuary to Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of 9/11. Some experts believe Pakistan continues to harbor three of the world’s most wanted terrorists namely Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden’s successor, Mullah Muhammad Omar, head of the Afghan Taliban and Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, chief of the anti-India terrorist group, the Lashkar-e-Taiba.
There is apparently one reason why Washington has failed to strike deal with Pakistan: Islamabad has mastered the art of blackmailing. Any American pressure can culminate in the termination of the existing shaky cooperation Islamabad is offering in the Afghan war. Pakistan’s opposition party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (P.T.I.), recently suspended supplies to the coalition troops in Afghanistan to protest against American drone strikes that target Taliban leaders in Pakistan’s tribal region. The opposition, however, alleges that these strikes kill innocent civilians and violate Pakistan’s sovereignty.
USA is India’s well-wisher ??