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Leave Pak to Pak

Pakistan desperately needs breathing space and financial generosity, but India should not indulge it


Shekhar Gupta
This week, Pakistan succeeded in doing what it hasn’t lately. It got itself into Indian headlines for positive and apparently peaceable intentions.

We will be looking at three explanations for where they’re coming from. And three arguments why the best response to them is no response at all.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said in an interview with the TV channel Al Arabiya that Pakistan had learnt its lesson, having fought three wars with India, and now wanted peace.

It came days after a column where a retired Pakistan Air Force Air Vice Marshal, Shahzad Chaudhry, made an impassioned plea for
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First Published: Jan 21 2023 | 9:30 AM IST

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