Pak Taliban tightening its grip on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar, Sep 22 (IANS) The arrival of the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its quickly mounting control means catastrophe for Pakistan.

Ayesha Siddiqa, a Pakistan security master at the College of London, sees little interest inside the Pakistani military in stemming the rising Taliban tide along the country’s western lines with Afghanistan, RFE/RL detailed.

She says that not at all like the early adjusts of Pakistan’s homegrown conflict on psychological warfare, Islamabad is probably not going to get Western monetary help, especially liberal financing from the US.

“Presently, with no cash on the table, the Pakistani military is reluctant to battle the Taliban, which is prompting coercion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” she said.

Siddiqa says the arrival of the TTP to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its quickly mounting control means ruin for Pakistan.

“What will begin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won’t end in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It will expand all around the country,” she accentuated, RFE/RL detailed.

Albeit not revealed in the media, the TTP’s blackmail is currently so broad across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that on September 20 the gathering gave an assertion approaching individuals to not pay coercion in a few northern locale of the territory.

“On the off chance that anybody requests you for an investigation in the name from Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, kindly reach us so we can expose them,” the assertion said, offering a number for reaching the gathering, RFE/RL detailed.

Notwithstanding the disturbing expansion in Taliban blackmail requests, the issue is yet to draw in public consideration.

Last month, Pakistan’s strong military portrayed the arrival of TTP aggressors as a “misperception” that is “terribly overstated and deceiving”. It has vowed to manage the gathering with “full power whenever required.”

In any case, resistance government officials in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are not persuaded. Legislator Sardar Hussain Babak, an unmistakable head of the mainstream Awami Public Party, says the Taliban is fixing its hold on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“Each wealthy person in this region, including me, is getting compromising calls [from the Taliban] requesting blackmail cash,” he told officials last week.

“We have over and over requested activity from the public authority yet have not seen any political will,” he said, RFE/RL detailed.

Since June, many loud fights and protests across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have squeezed Pakistani specialists to safeguard them from Taliban assailants getting back to the region.

The Pakistani military, notwithstanding, says it is focused on shielding the country from aggressors.

“The Pakistan Armed not entirely settled to shield Pakistan’s lines against the hazard of psychological oppression,” the tactical’s media office said.