The recently published report entitled The Sun in the Sky by Matt Wald-man of Harvard University, has managed to attract considerable attention worldwide on the so-called "notorious relationship" between Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Afghan insurgents. The report not only attempts to make bold conclusions by accusing ISI's direct support for the Taliban movement by providing them with funds, training and sanctuary, but also accuses the country's President Zardari to have held a meeting with top Taliban officials in an undisclosed place earlier this year, where allegedly the President conveyed his resolve to support the Taliban and their cause. The report concludes by assigning responsibility to the international community, for preventing Pakistan from destabilising the region by "playing a double game of astonishing nature." The report further takes into account the deaths of a few hundred Americans, as well as foreign military personnel, in the conflict and indirectly links their responsibility to Pakistan. Ironically, what this report fails to mention is the fact that the casualties of both Pakistani citizens, as well as Pakistan military personnel, are far greater in number, due to incr-eased countermeasures taken by the Pakistan armed forces to defeat these extremist factions. Nevertheless, the report has certainly helped in reviving the infamous debate: "Has Pakistan done enough?" Analysts from amongst the local and international media have once again become active in doubting Pakistan's determination to fight the 'war on terror', despite all efforts being taken by Pakistan to fight the menace affecting its own integrity and sovereignty. Although, Pakistan's spokespersons, as well as the Foreign Minister, have categorically denied all accusations contained in the said report by terming it as totally "baseless" and "rubbish", there is also a need to highlight its flaws from a legal standpoint. A careful perusal of the report would illustrate that the conclusions, as well as accusations, made against Pakistan by Matt Waldman are largely based upon certain interviews, allegedly conducted with mid- and high-level insurgent commanders, Taliban leaders and members of Quetta Shura who, as it is said in the report, have disclosed the information about the involvement of ISI in supporting the Taliban movement. Whilst the contents of those interviews have been categorically stated, there is no indication of the names or positions of the persons interviewed by the author. The reason for non-disclosure of such information is that the interviewees had requested their anonymity on account of security concerns. This reason seems interesting, some persons having close link with the Pakistani military agency and Presidency are "wise" enough to trust a foreigner for not leaking such information. They must be well aware of the fact that the information provided by them will be published internationally and it will be virtually impossible to keep their names hidden. Still they would have no fear for security. All over the world even a student of law is familiar with the legal concept of 'Hearsay Evidence' which, generally speaking, is an information or fact collected by a person from another person in relation to a particular event, of which the first person had no direct experience. As per the Hearsay rule, such information or evidence is not admissible in any court of law, even for a minor crime. It is a general rule of law that "Hearsay evidence is no evidence." The plain logic behind the adoption of such a rule is the poor level of credibility inherent in such information. Based on the above rule, if a court of law does not even admit any such information, then how could this report be considered dependable. Any conclusions drawn or accusation made against Pakistan on the basis of this report carries no weight whatsoever. What needs to be understood is that there are certain factions whose main purpose is to destabilise the existing relations between Pakistan and the western world. This report is just a part of the maligning campaign to put Pakistan under pressure. It has no legal value and any person having little know-how of the law is well aware of the fact that such provoking and agitating reports or press news are nothing more but a mere tool to draw the attention of the crowd. Indeed, Pakistan as a responsible state is well aware of its legal obligations and is already engaged in the elimination of terrorist elements from its soil. The world should appreciate its efforts and stop this blame game. The Government of Pakistan should lodge a strong protest against this because this is not only against its military intelligence, but also the head of state. The writer is a practicing Barrister and Director (Research) of the Research Society of International Law, Pakistan. Email: