Vol. 5 No. 2 (2022): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs


Published 2022-06-29


Taliban once defeated and perished has now successfully reinstated their Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan. After the demise of Taliban’s government in 2001, no one anticipated the revival of Taliban, at least not this swiftly. However, against all the odds, the Taliban are back in Kabul with their full-fledged government in all over Afghanistan. After the demise of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), when the world was cherishing the end of Taliban’s rule, they were uniting under the Umbrella of Quetta Shura. Much is uncertain about the future of Afghanistan, but the contemporary situations show Quetta Shura as the winner in the twenty years long war in Afghanistan. This paper therefore discusses the Quetta Shura as a motivating factor for the revival and regrouping of Taliban in Afghanistan. The Shura has attracted youth beyond madrassa students and clerics – thereby facilitating shadow government in Afghanistan. The establishment of Quetta Shura and the resilience of the Taliban made it possible for the Taliban to reunite and strike back against the United States led invasion of Afghanistan. It is believed that Quetta ShuraTaliban’s council has played an important role in the revival of the Taliban in Afghanistan.