Taliban in Pakistan debuts today on VBS.TV and is the highly anticipated follow-up to one of the most successful VBS pieces to date, The Gun Markets of Pakistan. In a departure from the usual impersonal news coverage, Suroosh dives into Pakistan’s tribal regions – a hotbed for violent suicide bombers, visits pro-Taliban villages and introduces viewers to bitter, underpaid government soldiers, al Qaeda sympathizers, and Pakistan’s most prominent experts on terrorism — and lets them explain the chaos in their own words.
“Villages have been attacked, women and children have been killed. In Pashtun society, taking revenge is very important. There is a saying in Pashto: ‘Even if you take revenge after 100 years, it’s not too late.'”
– Rahimullah Yusufzai, renowned Pakistani journalist explaining anti-American sentiment in the country to VICE founder Suroosh.