Naela Quadri said, "It needs to be understood that the Pakistan Army is trying to kill three birds with one stone. First, they become useful to the world community looking for local partners to combat the IS (and that translates as dollars and immunity for the Pakistan Army). Second, they will be able to repackage the Taliban as a "relatively" moderate force that needs to be included in Afghan government to stabilise Afghanistan and combat the IS. Finally, they are mainstreaming terror outfits, but the bulk of the jihadi cadre and foot soldiers need employment."
She maintained that the global community needs to see the Pakistan Army as the root cause of the problem and neutralise it and not focus on its manifestations.
According to the report, some new challenges such as emergence of self-radicalised individuals and small terrorist cells have raised their heads in the country.
Also, incidence of religious extremism including on educational campuses, and increasing footprints of the IS in parts of the country have also become a problem for Pakistan.
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