This is apropos a Business Recorder
op-ed 'Mullah Mansour exits' carried by the newspaper yesterday. The writer, Rashed Rahman, has made a profound argument on the Afghan conundrum. He has concluded it by saying that "As to the Afghanistan conundrum, peace seems dead in the water. Pakistan must now brace for the fallout. This may well include a resurgence of terrorism by the TTP, perhaps aided and abetted by the angry Afghan Taliban. The lesson, once again, is that a people that oppresses other people can never truly be free itself. Our sorry tale of long standing interventions in Afghanistan and their probable cost now only underlines that lesson emphatically."