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Calling for coordinated efforts to deal with the challenge of terrorism and militancy and addressing them as greatest internal security threat, Pakistan's Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said that Pakistan needs to take every measure to curb it! But how far the military has prevent the spread of radicalism within its ranks, is under wraps. Addressing the roots of extremism, militancy and terrorism will need nothing less than an overhaul of the ideological drivers of the Pakistani state --the domination of the military --but the country is clearly not yet ready for this. Comments plz.

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Asked by sumati gayki, 20 Aug '12 09:25 am
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As you have aptly said,neither the present civilian government nor the army in Pakistan is capable of containing terrorism in its soil . It is out of their hands now. They will need the courage and self determination to contain terrorism and should seek the help of India with wholehearted trust and only a joint action of these two neighboring countries can eradicate terrorism from Pakistan. It may sound weird, but no other third party like China or US can help it at this juncture like India as the core problem arise against India.
Answered by Josna, 21 Aug '12 12:43 pm

 
  
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In pakistan or any other nations in the world their is a parallel government of Organised Crime. The terrorism etc are only the control tool of Protecting Organised Crime. India is also a transit nature of Drugs, Counterfiet goods and human trafficking.. Illegal migrants from bangladesh are executing the operations. Those who are controlling the Government, i.e. political parties whether Congress in India or Zaradari in Pakistan are all part of Organised Crime. See the SC of Pakistan could not make PM of Pakistan to launch complain against Zardari, the President of Pakistan. In fact Bhutto was kill and his husband was made the Head of State was similar like Rajiv Gandhi was killed and Sonia Gandhi was made President of Congress and Head of UPA Chairperson.

So, to handle terrorism, millitancy and extremism is more than Pakistan and Bangladesh.. It is Organised crime.
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 21 Aug '12 12:59 pm

 
  
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The forces of radical Islam, have managed to infect the social and political fabric of Pakistan. The onward march towards extremist politics in Pakistan can be termed as Talibanisation. The type of education imparted in the Madrassas is not the only reason for rise of militancy in Pakistan. Exploitation of popular grievances against unequal social, political and economic systems by the extremists has also fueled such a marked rise in militancy. The excessive importance given by the Pakistani leadership to religious elements, especially during Zia ul Haqs regime, has also given a fillip to such extremism where the clergy was allowed to participate in political activities. Such links nourished over time have emboldened these elements to make demands for Islamisation of the Pakistan state.

The killings of Salman Taseer and Shahbaaz Bhatti for advocating amendments to blasphemy law are indicators of the extent of radicalistaion in the Pakistani Society and state today. The process of ra ...more
Answered by Farhaan, 20 Aug '12 10:49 am

 
  
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I have had the opportunity to visit Pakistan on some occasions .What I saw there was ,people like you and I ,are hospitable and friendly . But most of them are heavily bent upon religious beliefs ,even the educated ones . Perhaps they think that there is no world or life without religion ,a stigma that often overtakes and often over-shadows even the minds of educated people there.This leads to create religious fundamentalism and intolerance to other having democratic or socialistic bent of mind ,be it a nation or be it any person .The situation got worsened as the military there utilized this condition in their
favour by making religion a common platform of both civil and military sectors .Which is why democracy took a back seat in Pakistan allowing the Generals to play lead roles .to maintain the supremacy and to keep the public content . Religious Fanaticism is an effective arm in their hands ,which they use by exploiting the "have nots" and by making them terrorists basically a ...more
Answered by HARIJIBAN BANERJEE, 24 Aug '12 01:26 pm

 
  
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A nation reaps what it sows. Pakistan had sowed terrorism and hatred and is now harvesting the fruits of those seeds. India after independence had sowed the seeds of corruption and nepotism and it is today producing this in abundance. It is now as difficult for Pakistan to get rid of terrorism as it is for India to get rid of corruption.
Answered by Shyam, 21 Aug '12 01:13 pm

 
  
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Let it be left to defence forces only as it is no more an internal security matter..just the politicians are required to stay away,,every thing in due course of time will fall in place,,,be it in India or Pakistan. Its the politicians which are failing the forces.
Answered by INDER VIG, 21 Aug '12 01:00 pm

 
  
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In Pakistan religion and politics are mixed together. So, fundamentalists and terrorists dictate terms and people are also brainwashed.
When Church wanted to be supreme power , Britain sudued religion and elected leaders designed
the future of co ntry and development. Church has been given respectable position like monarchy.
Illusions cannot develop any country. Military supremacy is not the only reason for deterioration.
Answered by venkat ramani ramachandran, 20 Aug '12 04:54 pm

 
  
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Huh, Urdu hai ji..... dahne se bayen samajhna chahiye...)
General saab ki baaton se pakistan ki awaam achhi tarah se wakif hain.
Answered by rakhi puri, 20 Aug '12 10:16 am

 
  
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I can give a detailed answer, which I am sure you will appreciate, as it would be to the point and hard hitting.
But, with your policy of not responding with a comment or two of yours puts me off. Bye.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 20 Aug '12 09:29 am

 
  
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The root cause lies in the system. People are succumbing to the system fault. In the instant case, it is the religious bias caused spread of extremism. Almost all followers of religions have bias for their religion. Extremism may wary from one to the other. Then, religion is the root cause of this unrest. Can we blame the people for this? Such members if looks like extremists, have another side of appreciative character of sacrificing life for the cause of religion. If we appreciate the system of religion then we have to appreciate people who are sacrificing life for the religion. I am not appreciating religion but appreciating good part of the contents of religion.
Answered by dinkar shetty, 06 Sep '12 01:42 pm

 
  
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