Tonight With Moeed Pirzada: Impact of attack on Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor !!!

On Sunday, May 25th, 2016 Dr. Moeed Pirzada in the first part discussed the important development of the day in which Mullah Akhtar Mansoor killed in a drone attack with former Ambassador Rustam Shah Mohmand who is an expert on Afghan affairs. Amb Rustam said that it has been confirmed by NDS and Afghan official that Mullah Akhtar was target in drone attack by US. Taliban leader Abdul Rauf also confirmed his death but one of the fractions is still denying the death of Taliban Leader. He further said that the ambiguity of the attack by RPG and drone do exist and possibly both took place at same place. Such high profile targets outside Afghanistan are decided by President of US but RPG attacks could be ordered by local commander. Dr. Pirzada asked that could be the impact of the Taliban’s spring offence after the death of Mullah Akhtar? Amb. Rustam told that if the successor will be elected soon then the possibility is that attacks will be greater. This incident could create mistrust among Pakistan and Taliban because Pakistan was taken into confidence as US foreign secretary John Kerry stated that they had informed Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif. PM should have consulted its impact on Pakistan with expert. In response to Dr. Pirzada’s question, was it was an attack on the policy of reconciliation and peace process by QCG? Amb. Rustam told that it was already a dead process. It was not direct talks with Taliban, QCG member failed to bring Taliban on table. And in coming six months to one year there are no signs of any negotiations because of anger in Taliban.