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Taliban

A political movement that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. When it was in power, the Taliban was noted for brutal treatment of women and for almost entirely wiping out the cultivation of opium, which was until then one of Afghanistan's primary cash crops. It based its teachings and rule on an austere interpretation of Islam combined with Pashto tribal law. In 2001, it was overthrown by the United States and coalition forces. Since 2004, the Taliban has become a major insurgent group in Afghanistan, funded through opium trade.
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Naturally hesitant to give any harsh verdict about the future of the Valley, we see a darkening of the communal horizon and its constant deepening by an increasingly Talibanised Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD, June 05, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- President Asif Ali Zardari said he feared that some of the millions of people displaced by fierce fighting in the northern Swat valley could become Talibanised if help was not urgently provided.
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The MQM has for years complained and feared that the ingress of Pushtuns from the frontier many of whom are Talibanised would tilt the balance away from them while the activities of religious parties like the Deobandi parties like Lashkar e Jhangvi would further erode its hold in urban Sindh especially Karachi and Hyderabad.
Not only is there distrust of the Punjabi-Pathan elements, there is a realization that Kashmir's cultural identity would have no chance of survival in a failing and increasingly Talibanised Pakistan.