Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Pakistan’s masochistic support for the Taliban

The flags of Pakistan and the Taliban at the Chaman border crossing (photo: Getty)

Taliban flags are already flying in Islamabad. Among those hoisting the white flag of the group is the women’s madrassa Jamia Hafsa, affiliated with the adjoining Lal Masjid (Red Mosque), which has also released a song celebrating the Taliban as ‘the symbol of Islam’. Lal Masjid, a few miles from Pakistan’s military headquarters and parliament, has been an emblem

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