Is that the reason The Economist is batting for Pakistan.
The Economist quotes a senior Pakistani official –
The official said he had no doubt that the attack was plotted and executed by members of LET, more or less as the Indians allege. But he did not believe that the group’s senior leaders had necessarily known of it. He also suggested that Pakistan’s main intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), which formerly supported LET’s operations in Kashmir, had not been involved in the attack.
Well, does it matter to India as to who knew about it or who didn’t. Unless The Economist is part of the Pakistani establishment, i.e., the ISI-Army combo, which handles the jehadi network, it shouldn’t be interested in such details.
If that seems unlikely, then perhaps The Economist is trying to garner new audience in Pakistan to bolster its falling circulation figures. One hopes that they did look up the literacy rates for that country before publishing this piece.