September 27, 2011
Defence and security experts have forewarned the civilian and military leadership of Pakistan that the US might opt for air strikes in North Waziristan. However, they believe that the US would not take out a ground offensive inside Pakistan.
Commenting on Pak-US relations in the backdrop of mounting US pressure on Pakistani government and allegations against the Pakistan Army, former ISI Chief, Lt. General (r) Javed Ashraf Qazi said Pak-US tension was a serious issue for Pakistan. He said the US had mounted a baseless campaign against Pakistan, which was not without ulterior motives.
He said, “Pakistan has to see whether the US wants to isolate it on the diplomatic front, capture its nukes, is preparing ground to impose economic sanctions against it, table an anti-Pakistan resolution in the UN or wants to launch a military action against it,” he said. Qazi said Pakistan must view itself as vulnerability and prepare a concrete strategy to bear a US onslaught.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm