Pakistanis are a vibrant and magnificent people. The insurgency in areas of Pakistan close to Afghanistan has only one dimension of it covered by CNN and BBC. There are other aspects. There is the role of covert operations from Afghanistan, done by several countries, inside Pakistan. What you're seeing here is not just Pakistanis. These Pakistani Taliban include many other hidden faces. So it is wrong to judge Pakistan or Pakistanis by the news these days.
The image of a collapsing Pakistan is also fake and a creation of the Anglo-American media for their own strategic purposes. They have failed to defeat the Afghan Taliban in Afghanistan so they're turning their guns on Pakistan. So whatever analysis you want to do, make sure you get your facts right.
Jon Nicolucci in Islamabad.
[an American freelance journalist].