On Friday, Imran Farooq, a founding leader of MQM, the fourth-largest political party in Pakistan, was stabbed to death in London. Since 2009, more than 200 MQM workers and supporters have been the victims of targeted killings.
With two ongoing wars, potential conflict in Iran, and recalcitrant partners in New Delhi and Islamabad, a resolution in Kashmir seems a sight too far. This is a conflict that India and Pakistan should sort out bilaterally.
This is Pakistan's fight but it has bearing on all of its allies and partners. Tolerating a Pakistan security structure that is unwilling to exploit every lead to shut down internal spies is not an option.
Pakistani President Asif Zardari is being pressured to leave office in the wake of a high court ruling in Islamabad. This poses a dilemma for Washington as the U.S. government seeks to help stabilize Pakistan.