Pak must get rid of rogue elements that it fathered: Editorial

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Islamabad, Jan.22 (ANI): Fears loom large that any more 26/11 type terror attack on India may break its patience and trigger a full scale war between India and Pakistan, which could have far reaching international effects.

To prevent it being attacked by India, Pakistan must initiate stringent action against those 'spoilers', which are trying to destabilise the peace process and wreak havoc in the region.

An editorial in one of Pakistan's leading English dailies said it must clean its 'augean stables of all elements with a jihadi bent of mind', that are hampering the peace initiatives.

"If there is a section of the state institutions, or rogue elements from within these institutions, which are still involved in this business of raising and exporting mercenaries, they should be dealt with strictly," the editorial in The Daily Times said.

It criticised the Pakistan government for following the 'terror policy', saying it has done nothing but tarnished country's international image.

"The current events are showing that this policy has turned out to be too dangerous for anyone to harbour any illusions about its efficacy in achieving any kind of goals, strategic or otherwise," the editorial said.

It highlighted that it is 'imperative' for Islamabad to take firm action against all those institutions, which are threatening the peace and prosperity in not only Pakistan, but the entire region.

"It is therefore imperative that all state institutions, the military, intelligence agencies, and government, completely detach themselves from their protigis of the past and take coordinated action against them. Only after such an exercise will Pakistan be able to convince the world that these are indeed non-state actors and that we have no part in this," the editorial concluded. (ANI)

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