Pakistan: Leaders on leave

, by Dawn

Everyone knows that Pakistan is facing a national security crisis. But what no one understands is why the leadership is either missing in action or flailing around. Instead of unity of command, thought and policy that national crises generally produce, a worried nation has so far only watched a dispiriting display of inane politics and point-scoring among civil and military institutions.[...]The civilian government has an opportunity to assert its authority and take charge of the security sector as never before. If it wants it can fix responsibility and axe whoever is found wanting in efficiency. Read more