She argued that instead of casting aspersions on Pakistan, its US-led allies should do their share of the burden in the common struggle. She cautioned against alienating the Pakistani people with “incorrect, biased” statements against her country, which has done the most and suffered the most in the common struggle against terrorists operating in the Afghan border region. She also called for more engagement and not disengagement between counterterror partners, the US and Pakistan. “This Frankenstein was not created by Pakistan,” she pushed back at the claim that it was Pakistan which produced terrorists. “This Frankenstein was financed and assisted by many world powers including that of the US,” she said appearing in CNN’s GPS programme.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 3rd, 2011.