International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Pakistan’s Emerging Challenges: Increasing Militancy, Decreasing Governance
Major Faheem Akhter

Geographical location of Pakistan makes her dominant in the region. Sharing North-East frontier with emerging economic giant China, East with emerging global market India, West with Islamic Nuclear State Iran and most focused country for the world Afghanistan and having hot water Sea in the South makes her important for the Central Asian Republican States. Pakistan was once a peaceful country having good relations with the neighbors, however Russian invasion in Afghanistan and then on going Global War Against Terrorism after 9/11, made her safe haven and launching pad for the militants and terrorists. The Pakistani society is a combination of palpable and imperceptible threats, including ethnic divide; erosion of democracy at a quick intermissions; lethargy education; lack of accountability; corruption etc. The government seems to have no writ; condition of the poor remains un-changed. Nation needs to view the issue and devise means to overcome these problems and repair the dent. All is not bad with Pakistan, several features to do well have been highlighted in the study. This study analyses the dynamics of internal threats to Pakistan, suggesting a framework for addressing the tender venues and eliminating the prevalent and potential threats of militancy and terrorism.

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