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What is Pakistan’s militancy issue all about?

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Who’s fighting whom in Pakistan? Why does the country’s powerful army continue to support some militant groups? DW examines the protracted conflict in the nuclear-armed nation and its possible effects on the region.

By Shamil Shams, Hans Spross 

Over 60 Pakistani liberal intellectuals from all over the world gathered in London on Saturday, October 29, to discuss the future of their country. Organized by South Asians Against Terrorism and for Human Rights forum, the conference issued a “London Declaration for Pakistani Pluralism” that highlighted a number of issues facing the country, but most prominently Islamic extremism and the role of Pakistani army in politics.

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The Skillful Strategist

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Pakistan’s  Psychological  Front  against  Baloch

By Ali Qambar

The Skillful Strategist
Defeats the enemy
Without doing battle,
Capture the city
Without laying siege,
Overthrow the enemy state
Without protracted war.

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

A Pakistani newspaper,  The Express Tribune reported that Pakistani army chief General Raheel Sharif has urged the British Government to take action against ‘Baloch separatist leaders who are stirring troubles in Pakistan.’ The report said that he had raised the issue with British authorities without naming the authority. However, none of the British newspaper reported it and there is no confirmation or denial of the reports came from the UK government.  The report further alleged that Hyrbyar Marri is head of Baloch Liberation Army, residing in UK. The report does not clarify whether Raheel told authorities to hand over Hyrbyar Marri. It also does not clarify who views Hyrbyar Marri as head of the BLA – the newspaper or the Pakistani authorities. So a cloud of vagueness surrounds the issue created by the news.

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