June 27, 2014
Nawaz on Pakistani Refugees
The exodus has also ignited fears that the polio epidemic rampant in North Waziristan for two years could spread to other parts of the region.
Meanwhile, analysts have already begun to criticize the new military campaign for not being part of a broader vision of Pakistan’s future.
“There isn’t yet a clear national strategy,” says Shuja Nawaz, director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council. That means “operations are going to be tactical at best.” He adds: “The civilians were not brought in at the planning stage. And they’re not prepared in any way to take over from the military once the clearing has taken place.”