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What about Taliban outside Swat Region?

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15,000 Troops have been deployed to deal with Taliban in Swat region. More reinforcements are being sought. Another 80,000 are deployed along Durand Line. Cleansing Swat region off Taliban will not rid Pakistan of these terrorists. We have Taliban in FATA(Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan); North and South Waziristan. There are terrorists operating in Baluchistan. Then, we have Taliban spread all over the country. If Pakistan chooses to use Army in all these areas against Taliban, I doubt if the entire Army will be enough to deal with the situation. Casualties of innocent civilians and the number of internally displaced persons in such an eventuality also needs to be assessed. We need to go to the roots of the problem. Intelligence network needs to be expanded manifold to identify the sources of recruitment, and, monetary and material support of Taliban and their leadership. Elimination of these sources supporting Taliban and their leadership will go a long way to solve the problem. This is what Indians did to control the uprising by the Sikhs in in mid eighties.

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posted @ 8:47 PM,


At May 11, 2009 at 12:13 AM, Blogger Shirazi said...

Very tall order.

At May 11, 2009 at 6:41 PM, Blogger Mobashir Ahmed said...

Pakistan needs to follow the way Indians dealt with Sikh uprising.

At May 11, 2009 at 8:33 PM, Blogger Shirazi said...

How did Indian do it?

At May 14, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Blogger Mobashir Ahmed said...

Indians took pains to identify the Sikh leadership behind the uprising and eliminated the same.


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