International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Afghan Muddle and the Politics of Opposition
Abdul Qadir Mushtaq, Dr Muhammad Ibrahim

Russian forces entered in Afghanistan in 1979 and it was being predicted that the next target of these forces would be the land of Pakistan. Pakistan tried to develop its role in creating hurdles on the way of it with the help of USA. On the other hand, being a neighboring country Pakistan faced the problems of different nature. Its economy was staggering, it future was looking bleak; its non-alignment was no more. Under these circumstances, what was the role of opposition on the issue which had emerged due to the policies of government towards Afghanistan? Did the members of National Assembly and Senate raise hue and cry over the issue of Afghan refugees and their involvement in the illegal businesses in Pakistan? What was the response of the Opposition over the increasing ratio of addiction in Pakistan? The border violations had become the matter of the day and what was the reaction of the members of the parliament over the sanctity of the border?

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