I think the Earthquake 2005 took lot of heat off the militants and the Pakistan Army ended up moving its resources to East in Kashmir. This gave time to militants to reorganize themselves in Western Mountains on border with Afghanistan. I wish things can change for my country and we see less extremist influence.
The War in Pakistan: " President Bush famously declared that other countries must choose between supporting the United States and supporting terrorism, and that those that harbored al Qaeda would be treated as the enemy. In the years since, he has refrained from applying that tough principle in practice -- which is lucky for Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Ever since the war on terrorism began, this meretricious military ruler has tried to be counted as a U.S. ally while avoiding an all-out campaign against the Islamic extremists in his country, who almost surely include Osama bin Laden and his top deputies."