South Asia and Beyond

Afghan Taliban-TTP Ties, ISKP Attacks: The Threat To Pakistan

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, from Pakistan, Shemrez Nauman Afzal, Senior Associate, Midstone Centre and Contributor, Islamic Theology of Counter Terrorism in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

Shemrez Nauman Afzal discusses the recent Afghan Taliban-Pakistan clashes across the Durand Line, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar holding meetings in Kabul, whether and why there is a deterioration of relations between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and Pakistan, the increase in Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan(TTP) attacks, how the new Army Chief Gen. Asim Munir is dealing with the increase in violence, whether Pakistan is contemplating further cross border retaliation, the Islamic State in Khorasan Province(ISKP) or Daesh claimed assassination attempt on Pakistan’s Head of Mission in Kabul and the attack on the Lonjan ‘Chinese’ Hotel that has prompted an advisory for Chinese nationals to leave Afghanistan and how Pakistan’s security state views the return of India’s diplomatic ‘technical team’ to Kabul.


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