Pakistan clearly played a double game in the global war on terror over the last decade and a half. On the one side, it portrayed itself as an ally in the US-led fight against terrorism, but on the other side it has hosted and harbored terrorist groups which are involved in terror activities not only in the region, but the entire world. Pakistan has continued to support terror outfits and use the phenomena as foreign policy tool as the United States has been fully aware of it. After the reading of western media reports and books written by journalists, it is hard to believe that the US has newly become aware that Pakistan is nurturing and supporting terrorists.
For years, the United States has limited its seriousness towards Pakistan to only slogans and warnings because it has taken no concrete action to prevent Pakistan from backing terrorist. For many Afghans, Pakistan’s support to terrorists even doesn’t seem as if Pakistan is doing it out of its own volition. It widely believed that Pakistan has facilitated terrorist activities based on a covert deal with the United States in a bid to clear the path for long-term American presence in the region.