Undoubtedly, PTI has emerged as the third-most important political party in Pakistan and its leadership is taking a tough stance against the policies of the present government. However, in the wake of Waziristan operation, PTI has decided to call off their anti-government protest which was scheduled for June 22 for the sake of national interest. Though it is perfectly democratic to test one’s political muscles and to convince people to board their political flight, but at this critical juncture, when Pakistan’s security is threatened, diplomatic skirmishes with India are rising, and the leadership in Afghanistan is expected to change, the country does not need these political ‘tamashas’. At this point, all political stakeholders should unite and stand firmly behind the Pakistan Army and postpone their own display of political strength.

HAMZA GILANI,

Lahore, June 17.