Page last updated at 22:18 GMT, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 23:18 UK

Pakistan's history with Taliban

When the Taliban first appeared in the mid-90s, the Pakistani government allied itself with the group.

But the home-grown extremists have become Pakistan's biggest enemy, with thousands injured and displaced by the struggle.

Matt Frei reports from Islamabad.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific