Pakistan Contemporary Issues

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Political and Economical Issue of a Front Line State

Over the past eight years, Pakistan has suffered bitterly in every field of concern. Born as a Muslim State, the wrestling between its secular and Islamic natures has never been so pronounced as in recent years. Its other sources of unrest, including the military's role as the authority of power there have been four coups in her past years of independence its raging corruption and political instability, resulting in the decline of development and progress. Its unique geographical location, mountains, gorges and rivers that form most of its border with the neighbouring countries: Indian, Iran, especially with Afghanistan, make it extremely difficult to monitor cross-border movement. In addition to ethnic affinity, tribal and traditional firearm cultures, as well as divided villages along the borders, its north and northwest borders have been overwhelmed by terrorist and extremist activities, resulting in high rate of underdevelopment, illiteracy rate and practise of traditional beliefs. The anti-terror state of affairs in Pakistan remains grave. Extreme thought among some radical organizations in the country still exists, which is the root of the terrorist acts. U.S. military operations in Afghanistan have resulted in strong anti-U.S. sentiments among ordinary Pakistanis. Additionally, economic problems also added more salt to the wounds.  Inflation, weak social structure as well as a listless domestic economy has brought the country's development to an idle. With help from the United States, military actions have proved effective; But resulting in more concentration on military grounds leaving all the economical and social issues far behind.

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* In the Line of Fire: a Memoir ‘Pervez Musharraf‘. Free Press 2006 *Reconciliation: Islam, democracy and the West ‘Benazir Bhutto’. New York Harper 2008 *The Struggle Within, John Wilson: foreword by Vikram Sood. Upper Saddle River,...
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