Bravo, Husain Haqqani. From PTI, with thanks to Nicolei:
Washington, June. 30 (PTI): The US should not condone the Pakistani military’s continued support of militants and “state sponsorship” of Islamic fundamentalists as also the use of intelligence apparatus to control local politics, an adviser to the country’s former Prime Ministers today told a powerful American agency that assesses global religious freedom.
“Over the years, Pakistan has become a bastion of Islamic extremism,” said Husain Haqqani, a former Adviser to three Pakistani non-military Prime Minsters, testifying before the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.
He urged Washington not to “condone the Pakistani military’s support for Islamic militants, its use of the intelligence apparatus for controlling domestic politics, and its refusal to cede power to a constitutional, democratic government.”
In a 32-page presentation, the visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment also said religious minorities like Hindus and Christians complain of discrimination and have periodically been subjected to violent attacks by extremists.