Go beyond terror tag for Pak
By Lt Gen (retd) Bhopinder Singh
Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar's appeal to Members of Parliament to declare Pakistan a "terrorist state" and snap all economic, trade and cultural ties is well meant, though insufficient in changing the essential ground realities. The evidence to nail Pakistan's complicity in terror is incontrovertible and universally acknowledged, with the hard data since 1998 showing14,741 civilian and 6,274 security personnel killed in terror attacks, which can be directly linked to the progenitors in Pakistan.
The Tribune, Februray 16, 2017
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