A replication of, or increase in such attacks on soft targets cannot be ruled out.
Muhammad Amir Rana
The existing religious narrative provides a lot of space to extremists and militants.
Political and religious parties are leading the recent discourse on activism.
When militants are perceived as proxies, it is difficult to treat them as rational actors.
Pakistan’s political parties try to maintain good relations with diaspora communities.
It appears as if the militant landscape of Pakistan is going to become more complex.
Various religious agendas are competing with the state’s social contract with its people.
It is tragic that many of our journalists find unprofessional ways to report even routine events.
Islamist militant organisations across the world are undergoing change.
While many see this split as a blow to the terrorist organisation, worryingly, more brutal factions are reorganising.
Qadri’s dilemma is how to capitalise on the religious and political support base he has developed.
Most militant groups in Pakistan operate underground, but some are quite visible through their welfare wings.
The story of Qari Saifullah explains much about the features of militancy in Pakistan.
As Pakistani militants do not operate in isolation, it is natural for them to draw inspiration from ISIS.
Seeing the decline of al Qaeda in the rise of ISIS is a mistake. In fact, ISIS could play a dangerous role in Pakistan.
The militants can overcome their differences, restructure their cadres and reorganise their networks.
As the army embarks on a major military offensive in North Waziristan, several things remain in uncertainty.
Al Qaeda is still ignored in threat assessments in Pakistan.
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