Ceasing Fire

This just came in: Jamali has announced a ceasefire across the Line of Control in Kashmir. It fits what I wrote in my post. This is a time when good behaviour is the need of the hour for Pakistan. Moreover, ceasing fire now is making virtue out of a necessity as the winter snowfall closes the mountain passes to infiltrators almost up to February.

Still, this is a welcome move because its in the right direction. But its very important not to get carried away by this, because the underlying fundamentals in Pakistan have scarcely changed.

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And by the way

(Jamali) said the problems between India and Pakistan should be resolved through diplomacy and politics rather than the media. He asked India to enter a peace dialogue with Pakistan for a lasting resolution of all problems including the Kashmir issue. The Daily Times

And he said this on a nationwide televised address!