A new map upon the internet site of the BBC purports to show lack of governmental control in ruddy Paki Northwest frontier Province. As if this in any way news.
I am quoting:
A map produced by the BBC suggests only 38% of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and surrounding areas is under full government control.
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari rejected the findings, telling the BBC it was an "incorrect survey".
Well of course he would reject the finding! Not in that it was wrong, but in that Pakistani definition of control is utterly different! What we and all other civilized people consider governement control only, Pakistan full well knows means buggery religious fanatics with guns maintaining law, order, and abuseful power. It is very controlled, indeed, there is no competition for control.
ISI is there, and wearing accepted civilian mufti. Just no bureaucrats.
This, manifestly and recognizedly, is more efficient than paying bollocky corrupt functionaries and politicians, and just as effective. No more rupees for services, no more salaries to vakils and baboos, no more subsidized police - just complete no questions asked full control.
At last the ISI has autonomy. And this proves that rest of country in no immediate danger. They don't want all. Merely profitable portion, and blackmail rest.