Does anyone admit that 'war against terror' will take a backseat with Pakistan suffering from floods leading to starvation??
Life and sufferings - politicians and terrorists are not moved by emotions. What can hinder their march can be unfavourable climatic conditions; but who knows, that too deters them or not, if we retrospect about Kargil, which was in winter.
by Jason Ditz, August 20, 2010
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Pakistans Interior Minister Rehman Malik vowed today to crack down on charities with links to banned Islamist groups, insisting that they must not be allowed to distribute aid to flood victims and that anyone caught doing so would be charged as a terrorist.
The logic behind this, according to officials, is that the prolific amount of aid being delivered by private groups with historical links to Kashmiri separatist groups is making the government look bad, and is fueling anger among flood victims who feel the government has not responded sufficiently.
And indeed Islamist groups like Jamaat-ud Dawa were among the first responders to the flooding, which has gone from simple disaster to a catastrophe of historical size. At the same time Pakistans civilian government has supplied comparatively little aid, relying instead on the mil ...more