With the Haqqani commanders in Afghanistan being assigned essential duties in the previous few days ever because the Taliban takeover of the war-torn nation on August 15, specialists really feel that Pakistan needs to run the Taliban authorities and could have a serious say within the essential selections taken by the Afghan militia within the days to return.
Leaders reminiscent of Khalil-ul-Rehman Haqqani has been appointed as the brand new safety chief of Kabul, whereas the son of Haqqani community founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, Abdul Aziz Abbasin, has been given the cost of managing the provides of arms and ammunition to Taliban troopers who’ve been making an attempt to get management of the Panjshir valley.
Referring to the collection of latest duties given to essential commanders of the Haqqani community, specialists mentioned that Pakistan would attempt to dominate the essential selections within the war-torn nation.
In addition they admitted that the Taliban at this juncture is not going to open a channel of confrontation with any of the opposite militant teams working within the area, together with Al Qaeda.
Noting that the Haqqani community and the Taliban, generally, have been the area of the Pakistani army and its intelligence wing ISI because the late 1980s, former diplomat Anil Trigunayat mentioned that they fought with the US, Saudi Arabia, and the Soviet Union previously and since then, they’ve been intently related with the Pakistani design.
“The Haqqani community is a key of Pakistan to carry the Taliban. It is usually one of many teams that are in opposition to India and have been skilled completely by Pakistan. It takes a lot of the selections on the behest of Pakistan,” Trigunayat mentioned.
The Haqqani community is a robust group that’s a part of the Taliban however takes directions from Islamabad, and the Taliban usually are not ready to cease them, he added.
Related views have been expressed by protection skilled Main Normal G.D. Bakshi (Retd), who mentioned that Pakistan has been utilizing the Haqqani group, Taliban, and different terror outfits to destroy Afghanistan. Now that the brand new Taliban have seized energy there, Pakistan needs to play a pivotal function in Afghanistan, he mentioned.
“Pakistan is making an attempt to play neatly and it’ll pressurize the brand new administrative arrange by means of the Haqqani community to have an essential say within the governance of Afghanistan not directly,” Bakshi mentioned.
One other West Asia skilled, Nishikant Dubey, mentioned that throughout the Taliban, there are two teams — Pak Taliban and Afghan Taliban.
Pak Taliban contains Al Qaeda and Jaish-e-Mohammed, that are in direct management of Pakistan and the ISI has been offering all of them support reminiscent of weapons, medical help, and free entry to the nation for lengthy. Due to this fact, they are going to be engaged on the directions of Pakistan, Dubey mentioned.
“ISI can also be pushing its skilled terrorists to affix the Taliban forces that are evident from the rising variety of Taliban militia, which rose from 70,000 to round 1,10,000 within the final six or seven days,” Dubey mentioned.
The Haqqani community is predicated out of North Waziristan in Pakistan and has been working alongside the Afghan border because the 1980s.