Other Side of the Picture: Suppression of Pakhtun Nationalist Political Force and its Relation with Terrorism in Pakistan (A Review)

Syed Rashid Ali, Dr. Mussawar Shah, Abd ullah, Murad Hussain, Arshad Khan Bangash, M. Imran


This study focuses on the issue of suppression of Pakhtun Nationalist Political Force and its relation with terrorism in Pakistan. The methodology adopted for carrying out this study is based on secondary data. After the 9/11, the situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa deteriorated moment after moment. Prior to this event (9/11) the seeds of extremism and terrorism were sworn in Pakistan. Since long through this process, Pakhtun Nationalist feelings were suppressed by and through orthodox, radical and extremist ideologies by the state of Pakistan. However, with the winning of the election of 2008 by the Pakhtun Nationalist Political Force, the situation is on the reverse towards normalization in the Province. It is argued that if the world generally and Pakistan especially wants to control and improve the situation in the region they need to support the peace loving, democratic Pakhtun Nationalist Political Force.


Keywords: Pakhtun, Pakhtun Nationalist Political Force, Radicalization, Extremism, Terrorism, and Pakistan.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v2i1.1322


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