Hypocrisy on a grand scale is the basis of Pakistani politics. Parliament, the government and its institutions – all have their share of hypocrisy. No wonder politicians and bureaucrats have finessed the art of seldom practicing what they preach. How otherwise would it be possible to observe the wheeling and dealing before the upcoming no-confidence vote?
The State Department's latest statement comes amid new optimism and a little thaw in the two countries relations following a few recent developments such as India’s decision to abstain from a UN Security Council vote on Ukraine and a missile deal with Russia.