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Pakistan should reform anti-terror strategy for ‘good & bad’ terrorist groups

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Pakistan should reform anti-terror strategy for ‘good & bad’ terrorist groups
 Delivering remarks at US Institute for Peace, National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar called terrorism and extremism not only a great threat to Afghanistan, but to the region and the global community.  He said this common threat from common enemies requires a shared mission, adding Pakistan has not been supportive at all for peace and stability in Afghanistan. 
“The consensus on how to fight the terrorists has “broken slightly.”  Some in the region make a distinction between “good and bad terrorists”, causing the breakdown in consensus,” he noted. 
The international community has long been consumed with trying to distinguish between “good” and “bad” terrorists. To the Pakistani government, the “good” Taliban are the factions who support its interests vis-à-vis Afghanistan and India, while the “bad” Taliban are those perceived as a threat to the state’s stability.
Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts appear paradoxical: while fighting a much-trumpeted anti-terror war against militant groups threatening its own government, operations still appear soft against those militants targeting Afghan civiliansevery day. These groups are seen as friendly to Pakistani state because they appear to advance its short-term interests with regard to both its eastern and western neighbors. 
The Afghan officials have time and again askedPakistan’s sincere cooperation in war on terror and shunning the safe havens of the terrorists’ groups beyond the DurandLine. If Pakistan is serious on its commitment to control terror groups emanating from its soil, then its foremost action would be to close its terror factories, in terms of Madrassas, which support and breed terrorists, by brainwashing them. Unless it takes this step, there would be no end to producing brainwashed terrorists. Blaming Afghan refugees or any other nation or community has no value.
Pakistan’s Spy Agency [ISI] has never realized that supporting terror groups can never settle disputes, especially as far as Afghanistan is concerned. Despite of supporting the terrorists for its own vicious goals, Pakistan would never succeed in bleeding Afghanistan to the level it desires. The US and the Afghan government, though keen for talks would never do so from a position of weakness. On the contrary, it would enhance tensions with Pakistan, increased pressure and greater isolation, signs of which are clearly visible presently.
The only nation which has and would continue to bleed would be Pakistan itself, as the groups and monsters it created could very well turn inwards in case international pressure increases. The anger of the international committee was evident when Pakistan was considered of being placed on the ‘grey list’ by the FATF. 
As per NSA Atmar’s speech in US Institute for Peace, to turn the tide in the fight against terror, Pakistan must look inwards and correct the policy aberrations that have plagued it for decades. Simply rebranding its counterterrorism strategy of distinguishing between “good” and “bad” terrorist groups will only pave the way for prolonged internal strife, not promote a viable peace agreement in Afghanistan. 
As a nation, Pakistan must first be at peace with itself and reform its anti-terror strategy before it can effectively work for regional stability.