New Delhi: On the day US Central Command Commander Gen Michael Kurilla came over Rawalpindi to satisfy new Pak Military Chief Gen Asim Munir, severe cross-border clashes erupted between Pakistan Military and Afghan Taliban-backed Tehreek-e-Taliban, Pakistan fighters at Chaman border crossing close to Quetta this night.
In accordance with experiences from Kabul, the Chaman border crossing was evacuated, and medical emergency declared as greater than 15 civilians had been injured in heavy machine gun and mortar firing by each TTP fighters and Afghanistan Taliban. The clashes erupted after Pakistan Military ostensibly tried to restore the border fence forcing each the TTP and the Afghan Taliban to retaliate. As many as seven Pak nationals had been killed in cross-border shelling by the Taliban earlier this month.
With collection of clashes erupting all alongside the Af-Pak border, the Taliban experiment is proving to be pricey for the Pakistan authorities in Islamabad and its deep state in adjoining Rawalpindi. Whereas the Taliban authorities occupied Kabul on August 15, 2021, with the assistance of then Pakistan ISI chief Gen Faiz Hameed, a protégé of then PM Imran Khan Niazi, the ultra-conservative Sunni Pashtun authorities has turned in opposition to its as soon as upon a time handlers and began focusing on the Republic.
The rise of Taliban in Afghanistan has taken Islamic radicalization in Pakistan to a unique degree with a big part of public wanting that Islamic Republic needs to be become Emirate with Sharia regulation akin to Afghanistan. Though Pakistani deep state thought that Taliban would push the TTP to compromise with Rawalpindi and result in indefinite ceasefire, the unconventional extremist group broke the ceasefire on November 28 and requested its cadre to hold out assault in your complete Republic.
Although then Pakistan PM Imran Khan Niazi praised the Taliban occupation of Kabul by calling it “throwing off their shackles of slavery” below 20 years of US occupation, the Sunni Pashtun drive is immediately completely at odds with Islamabad because it refuses to acknowledge the Durand Line because the border. The Taliban have made it amply clear that it doesn’t acknowledge the British drawn Durand Line because it divides the Pashtun neighborhood and therefore they need Pashtun dominated areas on Af-Pak border to be below management of Kabul.
With the Taliban authorities refusing to behave as proxy of Rawalpindi, Pakistan continues to be to acknowledge the Emirate of Afghanistan regardless of Islamabad being the chief promoter of the Sunni group for the previous three many years. As a substitute, it’s utilizing terror teams like so-called Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) and different terror teams to destabilize the Taliban authorities in Kabul. It’s the identical extremist forces that are additionally attempting to unfold instability and radicalization within the Central Asian Republics a lot to the chagrin of Russia.
Whereas India has reached out to Taliban as a part of its historic dedication to assist the Afghan folks however the political regime in energy, the strategic depth recreation of Pakistan in opposition to India has gone awry with the Sunni Pashtun not concerned with combating proxy wars for Rawalpindi headquarters. With Pakistan’s western borders heating up as a result of common clashes with TTP and Afghan Taliban, Islamabad’s plan has gone all topsy-turvy.