Washington, May 17 (ANI): Pakistan is virtually fighting for its survival in the Swat Valley, as the Army there is engaged in heavy battle against the Taliban and other extremists, but even if it succeeds in flushing out militants from the region, country's crises might not siege there.
A report in the Politico said that problems facing Pakistan is deep rooted within the country, and only flushing out the militants from the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) would serve no purpose.
The report said that the Taliban and Al-Qaeda are definitely interrelated in Pakistan, and to make the matter worse there are several off-shoots of these two major terrorist organizations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Lashkar-e-Janghvi, and Jaish-e-Mohammed.
These groups also have the support of larger 'humanitarian' organizations working within the country, as we have seen in the case of Jaamat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the 'social' face of LeT.
These military plus humanitarian associations are not just acting in the Swat valley, but are in fact present throughout the country including the federal capital Islamabad.
And, to add to all this Pakistan has nuclear weapons, which is dangerously close of falling into the hands of the militants.
So, there is an immediate need for Pakistan to reassess the situation, the report concluded.(ANI)