I read a newspaper report that what Pakistan say in public and what they do in private is two different things, the military keep things from the Government, and the Government keep things from the military.
So, guessing, ok we know you are here - but we can't say we know you are here as that would reveal we know where your target is and that would be embarrassing as well. So if we let you get on with it - then we can embarrassed but it gets rid of our problem.
What is "national self defence" next you thing you know countries will be invading other countries or having no-fly zones because they don't like the current leaders/situation - opps they have, must be some oil or arms deals around.
Democracy is all well and good - but some countries have worked on a tribal system for centuries and are unlikely to change in the long term.
Political rant over !