Pakistan warms to Taliban after profiting from US counter-terrorism

A Taliban fighter stands guard as a Pakistan International Airlines plane, the first commercial international flight to land since the Taliban retook power last month, takes off with passengers onboard at the airport in Kabul on September 13, 2021.

Photo credit: AFP

Pakistan is emerging as one of the biggest supporters of the new Taliban regime in Afghanistan, despite years of profiting from the US counter-terrorism programme in the region.


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