Peshawar is well on its way to becoming another Kabul. The reach of the Taliban is very well within Peshawar. Journalists used to go to the tribal badlands to get the news stories about Taliban. Now they can get it int he provincial capital, Peshawar. The kidnappings and killings have become a routine part of the city. ANP, the provincial government is fast losing support. Already, checkpoints resembling the green zone in Baghdad have been setup. YES, it has become this bad!
I am sorry but i refuse to believe that this is being done without some sort of a tacit support from the ISI or 'rogue' elements within it. I think it is very clear by now that the Gennie is well outside the box. The army high command is in this fight against terrorism with all its wits, yet it has not been successful because clearly the intelligence is not there. Pakistan has lost the most and is in danger of losing more unless this is contained. India has never had the guts to cross the international border, rather its the religious fanatics part of the Jihad factories created by the Military establishment with the consent of the Americans that is a existential threat to Pakistan. Clearly, the danger lies on our western border as opposed to the east front.
The solution lies in the departure of the Americans from the region which will definitely help. Secondly, one agency which can tackle this spreading cancerous is the ISI - the very agency responsible for the creation of this Frankenstein monster.
OTHERWISE - the establishment should know that these people have the power and the capacity to cross the Indus and march onto Islamabad itself!