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Have the Pakistan Tanzeems become too hot to handle ?

Sub Title : Pakistani Tanzeems have grown from strength to strength over the years. Bringing them to book is easier said than done

Issues Details : Vol 13 Issue 2 May/June 2019

Author : Maj Gen Vinod Saighal (Retd)

Page No. : 36

Category : Geostrategy

: May 25, 2019

Pakistani Tanzeems have grown from strength to strength over the years. Bringing them to book is easier said than done as machinations by political parties, the military and the ISI have only bolstered their hard core strength.

The Pakistani Army (even if ordered to) would be reluctant to act against Tanzeem members, as they have done in Balochistan or in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, because most of the Army as well as Tanzeem members are of same Punjabi stock

That would appear to be the case because attempts to bring them under control have been taking place at least from the beginning of this century if not earlier. General Pervez Musharraf who took over Pakistan in a coup against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif used the full force of all the entities of the state that he controlled to put an end to them for once and all. At that time as well fearing an attack from India a...

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