Issues and Challenges for Peace and Security in Pakistan: Role of Counter-Terrorism Policy and Education

Dr Muhammad Ibrahim, Dr. Uzma Munawar, Dr. Qaiser Suleman, Awais Baber Majeed


The work has focused on the challenge of terrorism in Pakistan and the role of counter-terrorism policy and education in preventing terrorism. Terrorism is not a new phenomenon; it is old as human history. The objective of terrorism is trying to harm people with life and finance. Since the incident of 9/11 Pakistan is facing the terrible challenge of terrorism and also effect on the education system somehow in a particular area of Pakistan. These acts prolong and consequently result in violent extremism, abduction, explosions, and education dropout in Pakistan. These factors become a reason for worsening the peace and security of the state. The findings revealed that terrorist groups were targeting civil-military institutions These terrorist groups targeted our educational institutions in order to harm our country's educational system. The Afghan conflict laid the groundwork for sectarian bloodshed to emerge. There are no checks and balances on madrasa education. Terrorism has proven to be too much for civil institutions to handle. The institutional personnel do not have the necessary training to deal with the threat of terrorism. There is a paucity of education that focuses on such contemporary concerns that the globe is confronting. Terrorism has been linked to socioeconomic and social justice issues. There are several techniques to eliminate the root causes of terrorism through bi-lateral and multilateral negotiations and military operations. Counter-terrorism policy should have to teach at a different level of education to compete for the challenge of Pakistan. The empirical method with analytical pattern is adopted to conclude suggestions to counter-terrorism policy through education which is the basic tool of change in the society.

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