There is a great sense of desperation within the Pakistan army which is doing its best to neutralize the Tehrik-e-Taliban. In many of the proxy wars that Paksitan stages, there is one against the TTP too and it is the Lashkar-e-Tayiba which fights for the Pakistan army. [Pakistan's chacha who wanted to bleed India out on bail]
In the early part of 2002 there was unprecedented security enhancement around the Murdike camp which houses the biggest training bases of the Lashkar. This was following a major assassination bid that was made on the life of Hafiz Saeed.
Wipe Hafiz Saeed out
For the TTP the death of Saeed will come as a major boon. They feel that it is his army which is being used as a proxy to fight them. On several occasions the Lashkar has sent over 1000 of its men to fight alongside the Pakistan army in a bid to neutralize the TTP.
The TTP in fact considers the Lashkar to be just another wing of the Pakistan army. It feels that Saeed is the brain behind it and eliminating him will disintegrate the Lashkar. Moreover the Lashkar has always remained loyal to the ISI and Pakistan army.
This is primarily because of Saeed and once he is out of there, the disintegration would begin. Saeed has been the man who has ensured that the Lashkar cadres remain loyal although many of them had expressed their willingness to go and fight in Afghanistan against the US forces.
However, Saeed coaxed them to stay back. This ideally means that it is the respect for Saeed that his boys have that is making them remain loyal.
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is out
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi who was granted bail in Pakistan was the one who commanded the Lashkar since the early 1990s. It was he who instilled the fearless fighting instinct into the Lashkar which went on to become a dreaded outfit where India was concerned.
At the moment the focus for Pakistan would be to use Lakhvi chalk out a strategy and lead the forces into hitting the TTP. There is no doubt that his release will also boost the Kashmir movement being run by the Lashkar.
Experts say that although the TTP battle would be their prime focus for now, there is no ruling out that his release will also boost the fidayeens fighting the Kashmir battle.
After all the survival of the Lashkar and its importance all depends on how hard a war they wage against India and none better than Lakhvi will be aware of it.