ISLAMABAD: Taliban are becoming a greater threat in Swat and other troubled areas and have started regrouping behind Nizam-e-Adl regulation and are no longer under the control of Tehrik-e-Nifaz Shariat chief Sufi Mohammad or Maulana Fazlullah. This was revealed in a report given to the government by the National security departments on the situation in Swat.
Sources told that increasing activities of Taliban in Swat, Dir, Buner and other troubled areas were reviewed in detail at an important meeting held by the senior military leadership a few days back. Reports submitted by Corps Commander Peshawar and Intelligence agencies were also reviewed in detail.
Sources told that the report forwarded to the President and Prime Minister by the National Security departments’ states that Taliban are taking undue advantage of the Patience and restraint policy of the security forces and are continuously challenging the writ of the government.
The report further told that dysfunctional TSNM chief Maulana Sufi Mohammad has lost control over the extremists elements within the Taliban and a solid proof in this regard is the kidnapping of his own member Ghiausuddin by the Taliban, Similarly many of his other associate are also in the custody of the Taliban
Similarly Maulana Fazl Ullah has also no full control over his commander and associates and several Taliban have formed their own splinter groups and are working in various areas to target the security forces and civilians. The report also told that most of these splinter groups formed by the Taliban are being operated by criminals and terrorists and they make decisions in their own capacity.
Sources also told that security agencies have also taped conversations of extremist elements ordering that the security forces be target despite the peace pact in Swat. These elements have violated the peace pact in swat 205 times. Despite of this violation the security forces did not take any action so that the peace pact could remain intact.
The report asks the government to adopt a clear strategy in view of this situation so that the advancement of Taliban could be stopped. The report says that Security forces have managed to tighten the noose around Taliban in Buner and other areas but they are being provided arms and ammunition through Afghanistan by anti state elements. The report further asks the government to take up this matter with neighboring countries.-ONLINE