For the firs time in nine years, the Pakistani government has managed to hold direct talks with one prominent secessionist tribal chief from Balochistan in a fresh attempt to end the ongoing violent insurgency in the gas-rich province.
Forcing U.S.-Pakistan relations to a breaking point does not serve U.S. interests, or Pakistan's. No matter how much Pakistanis resent the U.S., our support at the IMF is critical to keeping Pakistan afloat.
Members of Congress must clearly convey their intentions when taking on potentially contentious issues that risk undermining one of the Obama administration's most important strategic partnerships. Balochistan is clearly one of those issues.