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Whn Ronald Reagan wz inaugurated President in Jan 1981,US objective in Afghanistan shifted,cuz it wz estimated tht a mujahideen fighting force of no less thn 150,000 trained&well equipped troops wud “HAVE” 2b created,William casey endorsed worldwide recruitment effort org by CIA
ISI requested presence of a Saudi prince2lead “Jihad” in Afghanistan.Saudi leaders recommended the scion of a wealthy family who was close to monarchy,Osama Bin Laden.He was dispatched to Pak border,arriving in no time2hear Brzezinski,donning a turban, shout “Allah is on ur side”
Osama was responsible 4 the org & training of new recruits,it was sheikh Abdullah azzam relying mainly on fatwahs frm ibn taymiyyah formulated ideological argument,according2Islamic Law2justify war in Afghanistan as “Jihad”,by which recruits were 2 b motivated2serve US interests
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#Thread | PM #ImranKhan did the right thing by owning #PTM. This one move destroys the designs of regional actors hoping to exploit legitimate grievances of a segment of #Pakistanis. Here's why it's good. /1

#AhmedQuraishi @AQpk
Misguided or not, #PTM consists of young & educated #Pakistanis. The grievances are real, result of decades of political failures of #Peshawar & #Islamabad, and parties like #ANP #PPP #PMLN. /2
#Pakistani politicians failed to build on successful anti-terror military operations in #FATA. #PakMilitry had to enlist help of #UAE #EU #Japan #KSA to build schools & roads. Precious time was wasted in political squabbles. /3
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Though #Pakistan was created on religious line, #Jinnah was most liberal Muslim who never wanted #Pakistan a religious firm!
Till 1977 , Religion was just a personal choice in #Pakistan , General #Zia not only pushed religion but also took country decades backward !
Zia knew he had zero support from People hence he decided to take support from Mullahs and he ensured that hardcore Islam penetrate each institution in #Pakistan including #Army & #ISI !
#Soviet invaded #Afghanistan in 1979, #Zia used this opportunity to the fullest .
#US wanted to work on Proxy war, Zia got excellent platform to build these Proxies in Madrassa's of Pakistan.
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
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