Since the US-led International military operation in 2001, Afghan government with the help of international community has failed in restoring peace and stability in the country. The situation is dire. The Taliban's attacks throughout Afghanistan and the counter offensive by International military forces under NATO have also escalated.
According to reports on Thursday June 14, 2012, at least 52 militants and four security personnel were killed and another 29 insurgents were detained during a string of operations in different parts of the country. Deputy Police Chief Col. RahmatullahAtrafiof Kandahar province said, more than 38 insurgents were killed and 29 others were detained during an operation that lasted two weeks. 32 additional suspects were also detained on criminal and drug smuggling charges during the operation, he added.
Atrafi said another 14 people including eight alleged robbers and three kidnappers had also been detained.
The police official said 17 people were arrested with 815 kilograms of hashish, two kg of heroin, eight kg of opium and more than 50 kg of chemicals used in processing drugs.
Since last couple of years, military experts and analysts have envisaged an upsurge in the Afghanistan insurgency. The extensive US deployment of air power in Afghanistan and across the bordercould not quell the insurgency although many high profile terrorist were killed.Afghan governmenthas been saying the terrorist activities in Afghanistan demonstrate that the Taliban fighters are continuing to receive considerable outside assistance. They receive money and explosive.
In virtually all communities political rule is exercised through the institutions of the state, but unfortunately neither we have functional institutions nor the state to enforce law and maintain order in the country. In a sense, sovereignty always involves a claim to exercise legal authority a claim to exercise power by right and not merely by virtue of force.
The use of force has mostly bad consequences as we have experienced in various parts of the country. In spite of use of force, the insurgency has not gone away, it has become more effective. Without afunctional administration, without security institutions, without the judicial institutions, professionals and well-trained security forces, peace and stability is very much difficult to be restored in Afghanistan.
It is imperative that a level of stability and security be established in order to create the opportunity for the administration of justice and reconstruction to move forward. For the establishment of an effective order in Afghanistan, there is a constant need of coordination among intelligence agencies, police and Coalition forces.
It demonstrates that people feel insecure and are disappointed with the government. President Karzaihas been criticizinginternational community for not providing adequate resources and on the other hand Afghans and foreigners criticized the President for his inability to govern effectively. The President must appoint qualified Afghans and select an effective administrative team.
However, as government has failed to deliver justice and provide peaceful environment to Afghan populace, and blames all these failures on neighboring countries or International coalition forces present on the ground. Not only our country is the victim of violence and insurgency, Pakistan is also experiencing an alarming increased in the incidence of violence from Taliban-aligned extremists seeking to impose Islamic law in Waziristan by force.
Pakistan's political system is very fragile and Pakistan's borders are not secure, and the government has only a tenuous grip on the law-and-order situation. War in Waziristan and Balochistan has already put in danger the country's integrity. Intellectual circles in Afghanistan are of the opinion that peace and stability in Afghanistan is for regional stability.