Talks with the Taliban in Pakistan?

Discussion in 'Pakistan' started by Ray, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    If splinter groups have not been reined in, they have the potential to wreak havoc not only within Pakistan, but also create tensions with India, which, in the current environment, will divert the Pakistan Govt and Army's effort to stabilise the situation in Pakistan and move forward to make Pakistan a robust state.

    Apparently, this article indicates that there are many factions that are not wedded to a single goal and instead are pursuing their own agendas, which is not conducive to the efforts made by Pakistan towards stability.

    What is the actual situation on the ground and what should be the strategy to rein in all the factions and negotiate/ suppress so as to put Pakistan back on the rails?
     
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  3. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

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    Sir I don't think these people can be humbled forever by force or by negotiation. There have to be changes in their society. What they're doing today has become an occupation, more so the only purpose of their life. They can't be beaten or talked out of it. This is what they know now and this is what they'll keep doing.
    A huge social churning has to happen within the Islamic society of Af-Pak, only then this ghost would be trapped forever. It doesn't seem in reach for now :(


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    Virendra
     

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