Yesterday, a potential car-bombing incident was stopped by the NYPD. The Pakistani cleric outfit of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed the responsibility for it. Although the claim is yet to be authenticated, in case it is found to be authentic, the responsibility of this would fall on Pakistan. As a sovereign state, Pakistan is responsible for controlling all such elements that reside in its territory but can pose a threat to global security. If some organization from some other country is involved in an attack inside Pakistan, we should definitely demand action against that organization. The same goes for us. As tax-payers whose money is being spent to fight this war, we can ask the question that why hasnt the state of Pakistan secured us as yet? -YASIR QADEER, Islamabad, May 3.