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Khyber News Channel at 1805 GMT on 15 June relays a programme, "Maraka" hosted by Hassan Khan, a senior journalist.
Duration: 1 hour
Khan says: We will discuss the Punjabi Taliban in today's programme. The phenomenon of the Punjabi Taliban has negated the notion that all Taliban are Pashtuns. While the Pashtun Taliban used to be portrayed as a ferocious monster before the military operation debunked their strength in Swat and FATA [Federally Administered Tribal Area], the Punjabi Taliban are being adjudged very well //trained//, well-organized// and quite //sophisticated//. The way the Punjabi Taliban conduct their suicide attacks is different from the Pashtun Taliban; for example, a fierce //gun battle// is always a part of the attack by the Punjabi Taliban. They make sure that they have killed a lot of people with gunfire before ending the battle with suicide. In other …