"If Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney is right about his claims and the plane is for a fact hidden somewhere in Pakistan, it could mean many things; things that could lead to grim consequences for my country.
But what it would also mean that there is hope. A glimmer of hope that the passengers of flight MH370 are still alive.
I think of the many faces I have seen on TV strewn across conference rooms in Kuala Lumpur, waiting for answers about what happened to their loved ones. I think of the relatives who are hounded by the media when they break down. I think of the many pleas they have made to the many governments involved in the search for the missing aircraft. As much as I can’t fathom the thought of the plane being hidden in Pakistan, it is the theory that I, suddenly, most want to believe.
So if MH370 is found in Pakistan, what would that mean for my country? I can’t say I know. But I know that if it would mean that there is still a slight possibility that hundreds of families aren’t ripped apart, then it would be a burden that I, as a Pakistani, am willing to bear.
If it would mean that the agony of those desperately awaiting the safe return of their loved ones is put to an end, then I hope that the plane is safe and intact in my country. And I am sure that whatever consequence we will face, it would be a burden that my country, an already over-burdened, crippled nation will bear with resilience. "