Pakistan Terrorism - A game less understood
Apr 14, 2023
JAMMU: Pakistan has long been associated with a terror nexus, a web of homegrown insurgency, support to Taliban, and funding from the West. In recent years, the country's security situation has continued to deteriorate, and the role of the Pakistani army generals in profiting from western aid has come under scrutiny. Despite these developments, the situation in Pakistan has not received adequate attention from Western allies and the international community.
The Taliban has been a major challenge in the Afghanistan war on terror, and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been accused of providing support to the group. The ISI has been accused of training, funding, and arming the Taliban. The Taliban, which was ousted from power in Afghanistan in 2001, has since then carried out numerous attacks in the country, leading to the deaths of civilians and NATO troops.
Pakistan's support for the Taliban has made it difficult for the Afghan government to stabilize the country. The Taliban has been using Pakistan as a base for carrying out attacks in Afghanistan, which has led to the deaths of civilians and NATO troops. The Taliban has also been using Pakistan to smuggle weapons and other supplies into Afghanistan.
The deteriorating security situation in Pakistan has been largely attributed to a homegrown insurgency. The Pakistani Taliban, which is a group of Islamic militants, has been responsible for numerous attacks in the country, targeting civilians and security forces. This has led to a large number of deaths and injuries.
The West has also played a role in funding the terror nexus in Pakistan. The United States has provided Pakistan with billions of dollars in aid over the years, which has been used to build up the country's military and security forces. However, some of this aid has also been siphoned off by corrupt officials and used to support terrorist groups.
Pakistan's army generals have also been accused of profiting from western aid. The generals have been accused of misusing aid funds to enrich themselves and their families. This has led to a situation where the aid has not been used for its intended purposes, and the security situation in the country has continued to deteriorate.
Despite these developments, the situation in Pakistan has not received adequate attention from Western allies and the international community. The country's strategic importance in the region, as well as its nuclear weapons program, have made it difficult for the international community to take decisive action against Pakistan. This has allowed the country to continue providing support to the Taliban and other extremist groups, which has made it difficult to stabilize the region.
The international community must take action to address the terror nexus in Pakistan. This includes putting pressure on Pakistan to stop providing support to the Taliban and other extremist groups. It also means providing support to the Afghan government in its efforts to stabilize the country and defeat the Taliban.
The Pakistan army creates a hoax of depleting internal security to attract western aid. Recent Peshawar bombing was also under probe, whether ISI had intentionally planted the bomb to showcase deteriorating security situation and raise funds for fighting terrorism. Pakistan GHQ is taking a major chunk of profit from arms sales to Ukraine, in spite of the economic crisis in the country.
Furthermore, the West must take steps to ensure that aid provided to Pakistan is not being misused by army generals for personal gain. This could include greater transparency and accountability measures, as well as increased oversight by international organizations.
The Pakistan terror nexus is a complex and multifaceted problem, with links to homegrown insurgency, support to the Taliban, and funding from the West. The role of Pakistani army generals in profiting from western aid has further complicated the situation. The continued support provided to the Taliban by Pakistan's ISI, as well as the country's homegrown insurgency, continue to be major challenges in stabilizing the region and winning the war on terror in Afghanistan. The international community must take action against Pakistan's support for terrorist groups and ensure that aid is being used for its intended purposes. Only through concerted efforts can the region be stabilized, and the threat of terrorism effectively countered.
(Bharath Nanda is a Geopolitical Analyst and IT Entrepreneur based out of Jammu)