KABUL: Pakistan is more “susceptible to a coup or revolution” amid concerning unsettle in its neighboring country, Afghanistan, because of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s unbridled military and security apparatus, said political consultant Kelly Alkhouli, in her most recent opinion piece published yesterday.
Alkhouli, director of international relations at the Center for Political and Foreign Affairs (CPFA), wrote, “Pakistan’s dangerous bet has left it in a perilous state, with fewer allies and greater mistrust.”
Kelly is a firm believer that Pakistan played a “pivotal role” in the failure of US mission in Afghanistan, arguing, “Pakistan’s ISI has provided training, weapons, funding, and intelligence over the past decades to a number of terrorist organizations, including the Taliban, the Haqqani Network, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).”
“Faced with the reality that the Pakistani army cannot compete in a conventional war, Islamabad has sought to cultivate radical jihadist groups to act as proxies in order to combat foreign interference in the region and destabilize India,” she observed.
Analysts and critics, alongside Afghan officials, have regularly voiced their concerns about Pakistan’s support of the Taliban and other terroristic groups in Afghanistan. Many believe the country has hosted the Taliban and that the group’s activities have been planned and supported there.