Islamabad, February 8: The Pakistan government must crack down on terrorism “as a whole” including the Lashkar–e–Taiba (LeT) which carried out the Mumbai terror attack, a leading newspaper said on Sunday. Pakistan and India must also cut down on rhetoric against each other and realize that only a peaceful solution can resolve the decades old dispute over Jammu and Kashmir, the Daily Times said in an editorial. “To the indigtion of the Indian people and politicians, the government of Pakistan has not so far been able to bring the perpetrators (of Mumbai terror attack) to justice,” it said. “Hafiz Saeed and other leaders of the LeT remain at large and the group is still active.
“Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the organiser of the Mumbai attack, still has his case pending in the Pakistani courts. “To prevent further bloodshed and to stop tensions between the two countries from reaching a boiling point, the Pakistan government must crack down on terrorism as a whole and LeT in particular,” it said.
The Times said that bilateral negotiations must be carried out with the realisation that “only a historic compromise on Kashmir” would resolve the dragging dispute. “After three wars, massive casualties and material damage on both sides of the Line of Control, a peaceful resolution is both long overdue and the only way out.” (IANS)