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Defining Terrorism in the Context of Pakistan

Pakistan was the first country to recognize the Taliban government. However, after the events of 9/11, the Taliban government was given an ultimatum: surrender Osama bin Laden or face military action. Refusing to hand over Bin Laden due to tribal traditions, the Taliban’s refusal prompted the US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

The proxy groups formed by Pakistan with CIA assistance during the 1980s to combat the Soviets turned against Pakistan after a shift in the Pakistani government’s stance in 2001. These groups became autonomous and ceased following directives from Pakistani intelligence agencies. Both Pervez Musharraf and President Zardari have acknowledged that had Pakistan not formed these proxies to counter India, the situation would have been different.

Pakistan A Garrison State: Terrorism defined

Asghar Khan, a highly respected figure known for his integrity, challenges Pakistan’s official anti-India stance. He argues that:

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