‘Tackling TTP, Lessons from History’ published in Prabhat Khabar

How should we tackle the menace of terrorism plaguing ‘The Land of Pure’?. My article, ‘Tackling TTP, Lessons from History‘ , on this issue was published in Pak Tea House on June 16, 2014.

The article has also been carried in ‘Prabhat Khabar‘ a leading Hindi Newspaper. Here are the screenshots of the article published in its weekly magazine.

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You can visit the e-paper here Prabhat Khabar Magazine.

You can also read the original article on my WordPress post ‘Tackling TTP, Lessons from History‘.

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Tackling TTP, Lessons from History

How should we tackle the menace of terrorism plaguing ‘The Land of Pure’? Confusion surrounds us when we try to look for an answer to it. First we have un-ending list of conspiracy theories of Taliban being Indian, American and Israeli agents. Then we have mainstream right wing parties i.e. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamat-e-Islami (JI) who are ardent supporters of negotiating with the terrorists and going to extent of even providing offices to them. On the other hand we have mainstream left wing parties i.e. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Awami National Party (ANP) and Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) who have historically supported operations against terrorists but exhibiting confused politics on the issue for last one year or so. Continue reading