Islamabad has reported a rise in cross-border assaults by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.
Pakistan’s provinces alongside the Afghanistan border have come beneath repeated assault by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, also called the TTP or the Pakistan Taliban.
Islamabad accuses the Taliban authorities in Afghanistan of permitting these fighters to make use of its territory to launch assaults. The Afghans deny the allegation.
What’s behind this surge? And is the Taliban authorities actually doing sufficient to cease it?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Waqar Khan – Defence analyst and retired brigadier within the Pakistan Military
Obaidullah Baheer – Lecturer in transitional justice on the American College of Afghanistan
Zeeshan Salahuddin – Director of the Centre for Regional and International Connectivity at Tabadlab, a geopolitical think-tank and advisory service