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I am a retired government officer having served more than 30 years, many of those in the tribal areas of Pakistan. I head the Regional Institute of Policy Research & Training in Peshawar. These days we are involved in various projects dealing with conflict reduction through different approaches.
Talibanization of Pakistan
The erosion of the Pakistani state at the district level has produced the Taliban nightmare in North West Frontier Province and tribal areas. It is said that the tinkering with state institutions was premeditated to create a need for retaining the military within the Pakistani political system indefinitely. The reforms have led to an increase in Talibization in the country and is harming the war against terror.
Sunday, May 27, 2007(9 comments)
Handing the World's Seventh Largest City to Terrorists
Anyone notice the mainstream media covering this?
To imagine that the world's seventh largest mega-city could be handed over to a terrorist organization and gunmen for political reasons is unimaginable. The people of Pakistan have lost any remaining faith in their leaders and the man in the street is convinced that their leaders do not want to serve them but to enrich themselves. What a sad conclusion and indictment.