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The corrupt and dishonest leadership of Pakistan has spoiled the peaceful atmosphere of tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border. These corrupt rulers have brought terrorists to tribal areas as they have received billions of dollars from United States and Saudi Arab for this "noble" work. The US is still expecting good from these corrupt people. The CIA chief has asked the Pakistani rulers to extend rule of law to tribal areas. How those people, who are not ready to accept the rule of law for themselves, will be able to extend rule of law to tribal areas?

There is no need of extending any law to tribal areas. Tribal areas have its own law, but the only thing is its implentation. Pakistani rulers will never implement the rule of law in tribal areas as in this case they will lose chance of earning money through illegal means. There are geniune tribal elders, who can solve the problem of terrorism effectively, but they should be taken into confidence. There is no need of asking Pakistani rulers to implement rule of law in tribal areas. Pakistani rulers must be asked to leave the tribal areas. The tribesmen can solve their problems if an opportunity is given to them.

According to a newspaper report, any peace agreement that does not move the effective writ of the Pakistani government into the tribal region and push the rule of law there gives the militants the opportunity to continue to train, refit and move across the Afghan border, CIA Director Gen Michael Hayden said in an Associated Press interview on Tuesday.

"It's something we certainly could not look kindly on," Hayden said in the telephone interview.

The CIA is believed to have been using armed drones to attack alleged terrorists inside the Tribal Areas, as US military forces are barred from pursuing Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters across the Afghan border. Hayden would not say what else the CIA is doing, if anything, to target terrorist enclaves there.

"It's hard for me to get into any details. I understand the situation there and I'm comfortable with the authorities we've been given," he said. "There's an awful lot of senior leadership killed or captured including even in the last several months."

Succession crisis: There is "a big and continual push" to capture or kill Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, but his demise won't end the organisation's menace, he said. The CIA is equally interested in those jockeying to replace Bin Laden in what he predicted will be a "succession crisis".

"It will be really interesting to see how that plays out. The organisation is a lot more networked than it is ruthlessly hierarchical," Hayden said. "How do you pick the next overall leader?"

A number of Egyptians are now part of Al Qaeda's top echelon and may struggle for power amongst themselves. Bin Laden's current number two, Ayman Al Zawahiri, is an Egyptian.

Despite Al Qaeda's resilience, taking out Bin Laden would be a psychological blow to the organisation, Hayden said. AP

"If there ever was a sense of invulnerability I think killing or capturing him would shatter it once and for all," he said.

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Muhammad Khurshid, a resident of Bajaur Agency, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border is journalist by profession. He contributes articles and news stories to various online and print newspapers. His subject matter is terrorism. He is also (more...)

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