Dawn News recently aired a very bold show discussing the Pakistan army’s support for militants. It examined the historical ties with groups such as Jaish-e-Muhammad, Jundullah and the Taliban and whether these ties still exist. Of special note is the fact that one of studio guests (former interior minister and defence secretary) Lt. Gen. Hamid Nawaz left the studio after the airing of the initial investigative report. Also worth noting are the comments of retired AVM Shahzad Chaudhry and the comments of the various Pakistanis interviewed by the show regarding their perception of the Pakistan army’s support for militants. This is an extremely unusual and bold show and one must respect Dawn for airing it.