Pak must 'wipeout' Taliban wanting 'complete surrender of society' to oppressive rule: Editorial

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 02, 2013 07:50 hrs

The Pakistan Taliban wants nothing, but the complete surrender of the state and society to their oppressive rule, an editorial in a daily newspaper has said.

According to the editorial in the Daily times, ever since the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) came out with its 'talks' offer, there has been a lot of perambulating around whether the right approach to tackling the terrorists is to talk or fight.

The paper pointed out that the problem with the debate is that it is not focused on what the TTP have actually offered.

Stripped to its essentials, they are asking the Pakistani state and society to surrender to their outlandish demands for reformulating the constitution and laws according to their definition of an Islamic Emirate and all it stands for, the editorial said

According to the editorial, the TTP wants complete surrender the society to their rule, and they are prepared to go to great lengths to impose this on the people at the point of a bayonet.

The report said that their demands, representing a minority opinion at best, are unacceptable to the state, society and people of Pakistan.

Logically then, the only option that makes any sense is for the TTP to be taken down and this existential threat to the country wiped out forever, the editorial said.

The bottom line is that without military means, supported and boosted by good intelligence work, there is no way out of the cul de sac the TTP wants to push Pakistan into, it added. (ANI)

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