Book title: Punjabi Taliban: Driving Extremism in Pakistan
Author(s): Mujahid Hussain
ISBN: 9788182745919
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: HB
Pages: 244
Price: Rs. 795
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 Overview

About the Book:

The book unravels the truth behind the emergence of Taliban in Punjab with one chapter each on the eight divisions: Lahore, Bhawalpur, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sargodha and Rawalpindi of Punjab province. The book gives a detailed account of structure of radical as well as terrorist organisations, infighting among different factions and related activities. The book quotes an intelligence agency to assert that there are some 150,000 insurgents belonging to Jehadi and fundamentalist organisations active in Punjab province and draws the reader’s attention to the fact that almost all fundamentalist organisations are based in Punjab and it is Punjab that provides a majority of the terrorists and suicide bombers to various organisations active in Pakistan’s tribal regions, thus negates the existing hypothesis that insurgency in tribal areas is driven by indigenous groups and bolster the author’s arguments regarding the presence of Taliban and other outlawed organisations in Punjab. The author states that after the US attacks on Al-Qaeda and Taliban in Afghanistan, most of the Al-Qaeda leaders took shelter in Punjab. A majority of Al-Qaeda leaders arrested in Pakistan, including  Khalid Muhammad Sheikh, Abu Zubeida and Abu Khalfan, were arrested from the Punjab cities of Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Gujarat. “Punjabi Taliban” is based on his unparalleled access into the terrorist organisations and provides a unique insight into this new phrase, in the ongoing struggle against terrorism.



About the Author:

Mujahid Hussain has been contributing to leading papers as an investigative journalist for about two decades. His writings cover a vast panorama of topics concerning political and societal existence of a nation passing through difficult straits since a short time after its birth. With terrorism and security issues at local, regional, and global levels as his special area of study in the recent years, Mujahid Hussain  has so far authored nine Books, thereby earning a sizable readership in serious circles in Pakistan and abroad.

 

Follower of an independent, non-partisan, and objective way of thinking, the author offers honest analysis of the challenges threatening communities, nations, and humanity at large.


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