Neither the interior ministry of Pakistan, nor the government of Punjab could provide legal evidence proving the role of Hafiz Saeed, JuD and FiF in undermining the security within Pakistan, or international peace. Perhaps they did not want to. The primary objective was to address the international concerns of Pakistan being seen as “doing more” on counter-terror front
SCO is a “happening” network with so much potential for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Both TAPI and CASA 1000 has its source in Central Asia, which forms the bulk of SCO. With China already making a huge investment with its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, an innovative project could get the much needed funding for the above two projects relating to gas pipelines and electricity corridor.
Given the restrictions of track-I and track-II led dialogues as an option for the Prime Ministers to break the ice, and make substantial progress, perhaps it is useful to invest in silent back channel diplomacy. Let us not demonize this option