I think the ISIS is very much a hybrid force. Once Taliban take over Afghanistan it will disappear. However, even before that there will be a power struggle between the Taliban and the Government. How much chaos is caused in the process and how quickly Taliban take over will be something that needs to be seen. We can support Afghanistan and the Taliban government while it gets on its feet, but it should be on the condition of Afghans remaining that side of the fence.Spot on sir. There is another threat of TTP & ISIS using the turmoil of civil war (in case it happens) to attack Pakistan. We need to increase the surveillance of the area to ensure no trickling of terrorists happen.
The Chinese will see opportunities in stabilizing Afghanistan and unlike Russia they will want to develop infrastructure to be able to firstly explore and extract mineral resources in , and secondly establishing links with Central Asia and expand their market share. That in my view will propel Pakistan forward provided there is a sane head to think this through and act on it in time. This rather than licking the US Arse is what we should be gearing up to.