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27 February 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.58

Ready to resolve issues with India through dialogue, says Imran



The latest developments surrounding the DGMOs' talks, the regrouping of militants in Balochistan and KP, and the various reactions to the ECP's order to hold repolls in NA-75, Daska.

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PR Editorial, 27 February 2021
Getting greyed: Pakistan’s FATF conundrum
Pakistan was expecting that the Financial Action Task Force, in its latest three-days meeting (22-25 February) would remove the country from the Grey list. Instead, the FATF meeting that witnessed delegates from 205 members belonging to a global network of countries and organizations, decided to maintain the status quo – retain Pakistan in the grey list, thereby neither moving it into the black list, nor removing where it is now.
 
The FATF was not completely negative; it had a few positive observations about Pakistan’s commitment since June 2018. It says, “Pakistan’s continued political commitment has led to significant progress across a comprehensive CFT action plan, including by: demonstrating that law enforcement agencies are identifying and investigating the widest range of TF activity, demonstrating enforcement against TFS violations, and working to prevent the raising and moving of funds including by controlling facilities and services owned or controlled by designated persons and entities.”
 
However, FATF is not completely satisfied with the above achievements by Pakistan. It wants Pakistan to more, “to work on implementing the three remaining items in its action plan to address its strategically important deficiencies, namely by: (1) demonstrating that TF investigations and prosecutions target persons and entities acting on behalf or at the direction of the designated persons or entities; (2) demonstrating that TF prosecutions result in effective, proportionate and dissuasive sanctions; and (3) demonstrating effective implementation of targeted financial sanctions against all 1267 and 1373 designated terrorists, specifically those acting for or on their behalf.”
 
Urging Pakistan to “swiftly complete its full action plan before June 2021,” it has decided to retain the country in the grey list until then. While the PTI was expecting a complete clean chit, what it got was a calibrated applause/warning.
 
So what does this mean? Pakistan is out of getting blacklisted. But it needs to do more, to get out the grey list.

 

In Focus
Ready to resolve issues with India through dialogue, says Imran
DGMOs' talks limited to LoC, clarifies FO

On 27 February (today), Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan is "ready to move forward to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue.” However, he has placed the onus of initiating an “enabling environment for further progress” on India. (“Pakistan ready to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue: PM Imran,” The Express Tribune, 27 February 2021)

FO says no change in Kashmir policy
On 26 February, the Foreign Office spokesperson said “Pakistan’s principled and long-held position on the Jammu & Kashmir dispute” has not changed. He clarified that the communication between the DGMOs of India and Pakistan was confined to de-escalation of tensions at the LoC. He said “We have been repeatedly saying that gross human rights violations in India and IIOJK are a matter of deep concern.” Further, the FO spokesperson claimed that Pakistan had always “underscored the need for observing the 2003 ceasefire understanding in letter and in spirit for maintaining peace along the Line of Control.” (Baqir Sajjad Syed, “No change in govt’s Kashmir policy: FO,” Dawn, 27 February 2021)

Previously…
On 25 February, the UN and the US welcomed the recommitment to the 2003 ceasefire. The spokesman for the UN Secretary-General said, Antonio Guterres had appreciated the development and was hopeful that “this positive step will provide an opportunity for further dialogue.” 

Similarly, the US State Department spokesman also welcomed the developments and said, “We encourage continued efforts to improve communication between the two sides and to reduce tensions and violence along the LoC.” (Anwar Iqbal, “UN, US ask India and Pakistan to stay engaged,” Dawn, 27 February 2021)

Editorial appreciates ceasefire, calls on India for dialogue
An editorial in Dawn terms the recommitment to the 2003 ceasefire “a pleasant surprise” amid the heightened tensions in the recent past. The editorial says it is difficult to assess the development - whether it is a result of bilateral backchannel communication between the two or  whether the new US administration has pushed for dialogue and resolution of differences. It highlights that either way, one should not expect the tensions between the two to disappear and urges India to initiate the dialogue process and review “its disastrous policy in held Kashmir.” (“LoC ceasefire,” Dawn, 27 February 2021)

 

Opposition warns of militants regrouping in Balochistan, KP tribal areas
Urges timely action to avoid resurgence of terror incidents

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On 26 February, the opposition parties in the National Assembly asked the government to take immediate notice of the regrouping of militants in the tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan. Further, they warned the government that if timely action was not taken, the operations conducted by the armed forces might go in vain. The opposition members also asked PM Imran Khan to ensure the officials concerned look into this renewed wave of terrorism incidents. Further, the NA also discussed the issue of forced disappearances in Balochistan and across other regions.

NA condemns women’s killing in North Waziristan
As the NA condemned the killing of four women vocational trainers in North Waziristan on 22 February. JUI-F MNA from Bannu, Zahid Durrani stated, “The people of my constituency are asking: are we not Pakistanis? Had such an incident taken place in Punjab or Sindh or any other district, media would have given it coverage and the National Assembly would have held a debate on it,” adding, “For how long, will we continue picking up bodies?” Similarly, Shahnaz Baloch of the BNP-M critical of the plight of women in Pakistan said, “What was the fault of these women? Kill all the women in the country to settle the matter once and for all. Is this Pakistan? Is this Sharia? Is this the state of Madina about which the prime minister used to talk.” (Syed Irfan Raza, “Militants regrouping in Balochistan, KP tribal areas, NA told,” Dawn, 27 February 2021)

 

Pakistan responds to ECP's NA 75 Order
Media hails ECP Chief, pushes for reforms

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On 26 February, Maryam Nawaz alleged that by challenging the ECP order to hold re-polls, the federal government has proven that it had stolen the public mandate in NA-75 Daska. She tweeted, “Challenging the decision of ECP proves that you (the government) have committed the theft [of people's vote], and saving the officers involved in vote theft confirms that it was committed at your behest.” 

Similarly, Nawaz Sharif said, “The Daska by-election unveils many secrets.” He maintained that the way the public mandate was “stolen” in Daska “is a clear proof of the rigging in the 2018 elections.” He vowed, “We will not rest before taking all such Constitution breakers who commit theft of public mandate to their logical conclusion.” (“Challenging ECP decision proves govt ‘stole’ Daska by-polls: Maryam,” The Express Tribune, 27 February 2021)

Editorials praise ECP’s stance
An editorial in Dawn, appreciating the ECP order, says if the institution had adopted a lenient approach towards the discrepancies in the Daska by-polls, it would have sent out a wrong message “and opened the floodgates for more in the same vein.” The editorial says it is indeed heartening to witness the ECP standing its ground under the current Chief and demonstrating that the regulatory body “will tolerate nothing less than a free and fair election.” (“Null and void,” Dawn, 27 February 2021)

Another editorial in The Express Tribune urges all Pakistanis to appreciate the ECP order. However, the editorial reminds those lauding the ECP today, especially the PML-N that “its own efforts to strengthen this institution were half-hearted at best.” Therefore, it reiterates that the support to the ECP should stem from an intent to strengthen it as an institution and guarantee its independence. (“Repoll order,” The Express Tribune, 27 February 2021)

Opinion pushes ECP to seize opportunity and initiate reforms
An opinion in Dawn says the Daska polls reflect the “depth of electoral manipulation in our (Pakistan’s) system.” The author says though there may not be enough time to conduct a deep systemic reform, this would be the right time to initiate basic, fundamental reforms to make the future local and general elections credible. He says, the CEC’s order for a re-poll would send a message, “if someone tampers with the electoral process, there will be consequences” and urges the ECP to institutionalise the message instead of limiting it to a one-off warning. (“Fahd Hussain, “What does Daska denote?,” Dawn, 27 February 2021)


In Brief
INTERNAL
Most wanted TTP commander killed in South Waziristan operation
On 26 February, the ISPR stated “During an exchange of fire, a high-value target, terrorist commander (TTP) Nooristan alias Hasan Baba, [was] killed.” The announcement came after security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation on a terrorist hideout after confirmation of terrorists’ presence in the Sharmangi area of Tiarza in South Waziristan. The TTP commander was said to be highly trained and involved in the killing of more than 50 security personnel since 2007. (“TTP commander killed in S. Waziristan operation,” Dawn, 27 February 2021)

PAF celebrates second anniversary of Operation Swift Retort
On 26 February, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) celebrated the second anniversary of Operation Swift Retort at Air Headquarters (AHQ) to pay respect to the pilots and all those involved in defending the country in the 2019 operation. The Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal (ACM) while addressing the ceremony said that the PAF would thwart any misadventure by the enemy and was ready to respond with full force as per the aspirations of the nation. Further, the ACM said, “Our desire for peace must not be misunderstood and in case of any misadventure, our response would be swift, resolute and unwavering.” (“PAF celebrates 2nd anniversary of Operation Swift Retort at AHQ,” The Express Tribune, 27 February 2021)

EXTERNAL
Pakistan, Qatar sign MoU for 10-year LNG supply 
On 26 February, Pakistan and Qatar signed another MoU for a long-term Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) supply contract for additional 200 million cubic feet a day (MMCFD) at around 31 per cent lower rate than the 2015 contract for 500MMCFD. The 10-year agreement entailed the “lowest-ever publicly disclosed price under a long-term contract in the world.” At the signing of the MoU, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum said that the agreement was achieved through joint efforts of the political and military leaderships. (Khaleeq Kiani, “Pakistan, Qatar sign 10-year LNG supply contract,” Dawn, 27 February 2021)

PAKISTAN’S WORLD VIEW
The NATO decisions would put the Taliban under immense pressure
An opinion in The Express Tribune says that the NATO decision of not withdrawing troop as per the deadline would put the Taliban under immense pressure, adding that it is unlikely that the May deadline for the withdrawal of foreign forces would be met. Given this situation, the Taliban would be reconsidering their response to the evolving situation. Further, the opinion says the scheme of installing a transitional government being created by the time-honoured Afghan institution of a Loya Jirga or Grand Assembly is what needs to be done. The alternative to a clear action plan would be the country descending into chaos with more violence, more loss of life and more destruction. (Rustam Shah Mohmand, “The question of troops’ pullout from Afghanistan,” The Express Tribune, 27 February 2021)

 
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Amb Ashra Jehangir Qazi tries to find three reasons why the three main political parties have each failed to govern justly, efficiently and successfully.  According to him, “apart from the prevailing political culture and specific failings of political leaders, the answer lies in the unconstitutional, undemocratic and obstructive structures of power that underpin a façade of democratic governance.”
 
Fahd Hussain tries to analyse what does the Election Commission’s verdict on NA-75 (Daska) mean for Pakistan. Editorials in Dawn and the Express Tribune also look into the same issue.
 
On the FATF’s decision to retain Pakistan in the grey list, an editorial in the Nation is congratulatory as “nothing short of commendable.” Another editorial in the News says, that Pakistan “will now have to step up its efforts…” to “remove itself from the grey and go back into the white where it should belong.”

 

 

"Tragically, the plague of misgovernance has not abated… there is no alternative to urgently doing what it takes to engineer a comprehensive national transformation and deal with existential challenges in cooperation with even adversary countries…There is no alternative but deception and betrayal. And yet they do not care! What is to be done and how can it be done? The answers are known. Do them!"
-An opinion in Dawn on 'Saving Pakistan'

 

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18 June 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.51

Baloch partner of the PTI government leaves the coalition

15 June 2020, Monday, Vol 1, No.48

The PTI government invites the PTM for a dialogue

14 June 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No.47

Pakistan This Week

13 June 2020, Saturday, Vol 1, No.46, Special Brief

Pakistan Budget 2020-21: The First Cut

12 June 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.44, Special Brief

Pakistan’s Economic Survey 2019-20

07 June 2020, Sunday I Vol 1, No.38

Pakistan This Week

05 June 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.36

Highest COVID Spike

04 June 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.35

Imran receives a briefing at the ISI HQ

03 June 2020, Wednesday, Vol 1, No.34

Covid cases spike and Lahore becomes the epicentre

01 June 2020, Monday, Vol 1, No.32

Drivers of Karachi Violence

30 May 2020, Saturday, No 1, No.30

Gwadar port ready for the Afghan goods

29 May 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.29

Pakistan remembers 28 May Nuclear Tests

24 May 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No.24

Pakistan This Week

22 May 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.22

The missing girls of Pakistan

21 May 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.21

Locusts threaten Pakistan's food security

17 May 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No 17

Pakistan This Week

15 May 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.15

Disregard for SOPs peaks Covid-19 cases

14 May 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No 14

Violence in Afghanistan and the Media in Pakistan

12 May 2020, Tuesday, Vol 1, No 12

Smart Lockdown, SOPs vs Social Realities

9 May 2020, Saturday, Vol 1, No 9

Record COVID-19 spike in a single day;