Daily Archives: December 19, 2009

The Taliban, the Pakhtun and Imran Khan

Farhat Taj represents a view that is considered quite unpopular in Pakistan. Even if we do not agree with some of the points she frequently raises, the following is an important read to appreciate the complexities of Pakhtun idenity, the Taliban phenomenon,  Taliban sympathizers in Pakistan, and all these factors are currently interacting within the Federation of Pakistan (AZW)


By Farhat Taj


Hate for the US is the problem of Imran Khan or his anti-Pakhtun allies. It is not the problem of the people of FATA. Their problem is occupation of their land by the international jihadi gangs. There are clear signs that the people of FATA are cooperating with the Americans in liberating their land from the jihadi occupation

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Filed under Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Army, FATA, Islamabad, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, Peshawar, Taliban