- Militants in Pakistan's most populous province are said to be training for what they expect will be an ethnic-based civil war in neighboring Afghanistan after foreign forces withdraw in 16 months, according to analysts and a senior militant...analysts accuse the government of lacking the political will to go after the militants...Pakistan doesn't want to see Afghanistan return to the 1990s, when civil war destroyed the country and gave rise to the repressive Taliban regime which in turn strengthened Pakistan's militants..."We know where they are. We could bomb the whole area, flatten it. That would solve Afghanistan's problem but what would that leave for us? . We might solve the Afghan problem but our problem would be far worse. We would suffer for the next 40 years."