TTP a new threat for Pakistan after re-emergence of Afghan Taliban
By Raja Furqan Ahmed,
ISLAMABAD, (Parliament Times) : After the re-emergence of the Afghan Taliban, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) also known as the Pakistani Taliban have staged a gradual comeback in their former territories in Waziristan, the rugged tribal region bordering Afghanistan, by carrying out targeted killings, attacking Pakistani security forces and kidnapping government officials. TTP has been emboldened by the return to power of the Taliban in Afghanistan. They are also preparing to retake control of the tribal regions that they lost nearly eight years ago in a major operation by Pakistan’s military. On the other hand, the government is also in talks with some groups of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for “reconciliation” with the help of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Hence the question arises that despite carrying out a number of major terror attacks across Pakistan, is it possible to have negotiations with TTP.