Taleban googly

The selection of Imran Khan by the Taleban to negotiate with the government on their behalf is a brilliant move by the militants. It proves that they have advisers who are much smarter than the ones the Pakistani prime minister has. I urge Imran Khan to agree to the Taleban request. After all, his party’s agenda during the elections was to hold talks with the militants. He should consider it an honour to be thus selected by them to negotiate on their behalf.

Shakir Lakhani
Printed in Khaleej Times, February 5, 2014