Inside Story

How will Pakistan deal with armed groups?

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says there is now no difference between “good and bad Taliban”.

A day after the Peshawar attack in which 162 people were killed, the government, the army and the intelligence services are under pressure to take on various armed groups inside the country.

For years those groups were allegedly tolerated, even defended. 

But what can Pakistan do to deal with the homegrown “militancy”?

Presenter: Martine Denis 


Talat Masood: former Pakistani military general 

Ameen Jan: Country Director at Aktis Strategy.

Ayesha Sadiqqa: Pakistani military analyst and author of Military Incorporated: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy