Taliban Terrorists on the RunBy Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • Mar 4th, 2010 • Category: Politics • 6 Comments
Faisalabad, Mandi Bahahuddin, Karak and D.I Khan have seen some failed attempts at igniting sectarian violence and some successful attempts at terrorism, but the evil elements have failed to convert these distributed attacks and attempts into a coherent chain of terrorism to cripple the country.
Suicide attacks have more or less disappeared from NWFP and Punjab with few exceptions. Even the situation in the FATA and PATA has improved considerably with silence on the forward battlefields. With NATO operating at full throttle on the other side, the Pakistani soldiers have defeated the Taliban on this side resoundingly and convincingly.
Above all, the so called figureheads of Taliban are now in the custody of the Pakistani authorities. Some very high profile arrests have been made in different parts of the country. Since the beginning of February 2010, the Pakistan authorities have captured seven senior members of the Taliban Shura, including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the deputy of Mullah Omar, and four Taliban shadow governors of Afghan provinces.
Pakistanis have also managed to disperse the so-called Taliban shura, and that has helped a lot in bringing the Taliban in the negotiation mode, and now Saudi Arabia is playing a desicive role between Taliban and the United States with Pakistan as the key partner, while India is ignored altogether. In the coming days, Afghanistan could see a sharp positive turn in it’s status.