War on Terrorism in Pakistan: Challenges and Strategic Steps

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The incident of 9/11 is said to be a watershed event in the history of international relations. After this ferocious incident Pakistan was forced to join the Global War on Terrorism in September 2001 and since then it has faced a lot of challenges. After joining this war, the security situation has become worse within few years, and military forces had to start several operations to fight and eliminate the menace of terrorism. The War on Terror (WOT) has greatly affected the economic growth, political and social situation of the country. This paper discusses the reasons behind the terrorism, the ways it has affected the national security, education and economy, and the steps for its elimination. The general conclusion made by the author is that Pakistan like other countries cannot cure this menace alone by the use of force. The government should adopt a complex and wide strategy focusing in priority on the factors that are responsible for igniting terrorism, and by solving the problems being faced by the poor masses of the country.


About the authors

Zain Ul Abiden Malik

School of History and Civilization, Shaanxi Normal University

Author for correspondence.
Email: zainulabiden@snnu.edu.cn
Shaanxi, Xi’an, China

PhD Scholar

Zhilong He

School of History and Civilization, Shaanxi Normal University

Email: zainulabiden@snnu.edu.cn
Shaanxi, Xi’an, China

Professor

Mubeen Rafay

University of Sargodha

Email: zainulabiden@snnu.edu.cn
Punjab, Pakistan

Masters in International Relations

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