Of brothers and scapegoats


Around the time that Ashraf Ghani was describing Pakistan-Afghanistan ties as “not brotherly”, the Taliban forces were in the process of finalising their well-coordinated assault on Kunduz, a city far removed from Pakistan’s contiguous border areas with Afghanistan.

As Pakistan does not serve the purpose of a scapegoat in this case, the attention of international media is focused on the shortcomings of Ashraf Ghani’s government.