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Pakistan is to blame for the Taliban’s return

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16.08.2021

The world is in shock and feeling sorry for the people of Afghanistan, who have lost the battle against the Taliban. The two-decade-long struggle has seen a humiliating end for the torchbearers of democracy and free society. Human rights activists, leaders, and the average citizen of the country tried their best to fight the Taliban resurgence. But they were overpowered by the militant group, which drew its power through the proxies in neighbouring Pakistan. But the efforts of the Pakistani establishment are likely to prove counterproductive. The Taliban rule in Afghanistan will destabilise Pakistan as well as enhance militant activities. Islamabad’s ill-fated policies that always prioritised countering arch-rival India have ensured strong support to militant outfits like the Taliban, even though they hurt Pakistan in the process.

Many in Afghanistan are blaming Pakistan for their current situation as it gave shelter to the Taliban when Afghani people were fighting the radical forces. The areas in northwestern Pakistan were used by the Taliban to rearrange and resurrect following the assault by the US and allied forces in 2001. There have been angry reactions on social media blaming Pakistan and its spy agency Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) for the ongoing mess in Afghanistan. On Twitter, #sanctionPakistan trended soon after the Taliban announced victory. The hashtag........

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