Monday, November 17, 2008

Solo flight won't work in Pakistan - a study

By Rana Fawad

WASHINGTON – Nov. 17: “Military operations alone will not defeat Pakistan’s militant groups” without “strengthening governance and rule of law, creating economic opportunities, and exploring political negotiations.”

This has been concluded by the authors of a report titled ‘Partnership for Progress: Advancing a New Strategy for Prosperity and Stability in Pakistan and the Region’ issued on Monday by a US think-tank Center for American Progress.

The report acknowledges the recent US policy shift from a military-focused aid to civilian-centered assistance to Pakistan’s civilian government, but declares “…these changes are not sufficient to meet the considerable challenges.” (Complete Story)

No comments: