Why Pakistan’s response to the Peshawar tragedy is questionable

I have commented before on this tragedy. As the world mourned the loss of 132 children in a school shooting by the Pakistani Taliban group, there was unanimous demand for swift justice. Pakistani officials announced that they were lifting the moratorium on capital punishment for terrorists indicating that hundreds of terrorists would be executed. However, we then heard of the news that the chief accused in the Mumbai terror attacks, Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi (a member of the terror groupĀ Lashkar-e-Taiba), was released on bail. This seems to be in direct contrast to their proclaimed fight against terrorism.

A friend of mine forwarded me this point of view in which C. Christine Fair provides insight into the contributing factors for the tragedy, why Pakistan’s sound bytes are in direct contrast to their actions and why this may be a tough issue to resolve. What are your thoughts on this?

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