Pakistan cannot complete its political reset, and consequently an economic reset, without upholding the law and the constitution. It will have to start by restraining sections of the GHQ from its assertive political role.
Pakistan must continue to treat Afghanistan as a policy priority, despite its internal issues. It must also convince the international community of its commitment to peace in Afghanistan and continue to fight for humanitarian assistance to be given to Afghanistan.
Ahmad Noorani is a Pakistani investigative journalist and co-founder of FactFocus, an investigative journalism platform focused on reporting about transparency, governance, and human rights.
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