In the second editorial against the government in The Nation today, the issue of International isolation which is slowly cornering Pakistan into oblivion, has again been raised. The Nation is considered close to the Pakistani government as well as the military establishment.
Following PM Modi's statement of Pakistan being the "mothership of terror", Pakistan's own media is beginning to rattle the government for its inaction against terrorism following the Uri attack in India and its global condemnation.
At the BRICS Summit, PM Modi had said, "The most serious direct threat to our eco-prosperity is terrorism; Tragically, its mother-ship is a country in India's neighbourhood. Terror modules around world are linked to this mother-ship. This country shelters not just terrorists. it nurtures a mindset. A mindset that loudly proclaims that terrorism is justified for political gains. It's a mindset that we strongly condemn."
The editorial reads, "Modi's statement shows just how committed New Delhi is when it comes to isolating Pakistan globally. From cancelling the Saarc summit to boycotting Pakistani artistes, the Modi regime is hell-bent on weakening Pakistan at every international forum... When and if isolated, the impact would be drastic, and Pakistan would never want that," says the editorial.
"The current political scenario calls for Pakistan to clearly define its policies to its allies; not just define but act on them as well. Pakistan has to realise that what really is in its national interest is the complete elimination of nefarious elements, without any discrimination; the civil and military brass should at least have the decency to admit that Pakistan still isn't 100 per cent sure which non-state actor is good or bad."
In an earlier editorial, The Nation ridiculed the Pak government and posed a question as to why action towards Pathankot attack mastermind Masood Azhar and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed was a "danger" to the country's security.
"Worry a great deal about Pakistan's image abroad - some of our actions and inactions as a country are indefensible - everyone knows it, no matter how much we may pretend otherwise," read the editorial.