Talking to TTP-Challenge of Legitimization

The federal government of Pakistan’s unilateral announcement to engage the outlawed terrorist organization, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has caught the opposition, civil society, and other stakeholders off guard. The government’s undemocratic move has long-lasting political and security implications for the country. The government’s decision to mainstream the TTP has arisen the fears of extending legitimacy to the group, which has killed thousands of innocent Pakistanis over the years. Read More….

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