ISI, the Pakistan intelligence agency is undergoing the change of guard with Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam having replaced Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha, who had been in the post since 2008 and was due to retire on 18 Mar 2012.
It is pertinent to note that Islam, who between 2008 and 2010 was the deputy head of the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence, will be a major player in any Pakistani efforts to get the Afghan Taliban to enter peace negotiations to end the war.
As a neighbour we would like to have an economically sound neighbour as only than we can have some sort of security while undertaking the business transactions with pakistan. Cricket ties have gone for a six due to prevailing terrorist threats in Pakistan. Moreover an economically sound neighbour understands the importance of growth through progress and not through terrorism as presently Pakistan is seeing a weak democratic govt coupled with Jihadis having a major control in Pakistan. Is is worth applaud that Pakistan has switched for Negative List for Trading with India and it will boost the business volume.
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