This is with reference to the column Peace with India. I agree wholeheartedly with the author that the peace process has suffered to feed the great security threat machine within Pakistan. Our national imagination was flooded with the existential threat that we were unable to shake off. Not only Pakistan but India has suffered on developmental counts, thanks to our ever-inflating defence budgets. Peace in the region is not only a worthy end-in-itself but also worth pursuing for its economic payoffs. Both Pakistan and India will have a larger piece of the pie following stability in the region. It is time that politicians come out of the sabotage trap that the establishment lays out for them and pursue a dialogue process with sincerity.