Lt. General Tariq Khan (Retired) & DAWNLeaks

Pakistan is under attack in more ways than one.

Military conflict is the smallest component of war. The manifestation of war is extremely broad and includes infrastructure, political stability, energy, communication and economy etc, etc.

When DawnLeaks happened, the State handled the crisis as best as it could. No one says that it is to everyone’s satisfaction, nevertheless it was resolved with the best of intent. Our DG-ISPR was the messenger and unkind remarks about him are either out of ignorance or malice.

The Chief is a straight forward soldier, a fighter, a patriot and most importantly OUR Chief who is now grappling with the trials and tribulations that this country is suffering from with the best of intent and conduct beyond reproach. He is facing it with professional soundness, moral confidence and in the interest of the country. The Iranians, Indians and the Afghans collectively are being contained, recognize it for what it is.

Under the circumstances, the resolution to the problem of DawnLeaks serves Pakistan, and continued acrimony on account of it, is in the benefit of the enemy – this is a no brainer. How the Army and the Chief resolved this matter is best known to them.

It is not possible for the Army or the State to discuss such matters on the street or the roadside, there are sensitivities and delicate issues that most would never comprehend. That it stands resolved should end the matter and we should all go back to our own business.

This is the greatest service one can do for his country at this moment. We being at war on so many fronts, the Army and the State need your support.

Will you be found wanting when your country needs you?

The two minutes of glory as one freely bleats against one’s own Army and the State will never get one the attention one is in search of; it will  merely bring one shame?

Decide where you stand:  with the enemy or with Pakistan.

Lt. General Tariq Khan (Retired)

Advisor & Senior Analyst at CommandEleven
Lt. General Tariq Khan (Retired), an erudite general from Pakistan's Armored Corps and a decorated War Veteran, is an expert on critical issues related to Terrorism & Insurgencies. General Tariq Khan during the Battle of Bajaur, transformed and re-shaped Frontier Corps into a relentless fighting force and raised FC's own special forces popularly known as SOG. Commanded and led major operations in FATA from the frontline, his model on counter-insurgency is still applied to this day.

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