Daesh Activities in Pakistan

The TTP had lost territories in Pakistan’s erstwhile FATA region following the operations by Pakistan army. Disarrayed, the TTP infrastructure cracked as many TTP commanders broke free from the outfit. The breakup was announced in a video message by TTP’s ex-spokesman Shahidullah Shahid. Later, these “disenchanted” TTP elements became..

Pak-Iran Relations and the Problem of Cross-border Militancy

What creates tension between the two countries is the cross border movement of militants. Both sides have accused each other of supporting or sheltering militants against each other. Iran complains that Pakistan is not doing enough to contain anti-Iran militants that allegedly operate from Pakistani soil. Pakistan, on its part..

The Hazara People: A Trail of Blood & Persecution

The Hazara community claim over 2000 of their members have died in bombings, assassinations, and targeted killings since 2000. The bulk of the killings have occurred in and around the capital city of Quetta. And the dead include men, women, children, and even infants. Thousands of Hazara have left Pakistan…

The Troubled Pak-Afghan Relations

The most painful period in their bilateral relations was the reign of Sardar Dawood Khan. He served as Afghanistan’s prime minister from 1953 to 1963 and later as president from 1973 to 1978. Dawood’s rule saw border clashes with Pakistan and sabotage activities in latter’s tribal regions.