WAR on Terrorism: Impact on Pakistan’s Economy Rehana Saeed Hashmi * Abstract In analyzing the government of Pakistan’s policies towards USA in the war against terrorism, this article focuses on Pakistan US relationship and US assistance to Pakistan for economic development. The main concern is to understand the environment of mistrust between the two states and need to analyze that Pakistan’s economic development should be based on sound long term economic policies. In the region of South Asia, Pakistan has the most delicate strategic position. The event of Russian invasion in Afghanistan during cold war period and in the post cold war era, the other world shaking event, the terrorist attacks on World Trade Centre have witnessed that these developments profoundly affected Pakistan’s strategic position. The incident of 9/11 affected Pakistan’s defence and strategic concerns, its national cohesion, domestic stability and economic condition. In the wake of 9/11 incident, once again Pakistan gets the status of a front line state, because immediately after the attacks on WTC, the US government approached Pakistan and presented stark choices. It had to either make common cause with Washington in its war against terrorism suspected terrorist bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda network based in Afghanistan with the support of Taliban regime or the second option was to persist with its pro Taliban Afghan policy and live with international condemnation and isolation from rest of the world1. Washington gave Pakistan twenty four hours to decide, whether it would be on America’s side or not2 and according to a news report the next day on September 13, President General Pervaiz Musharraf gave green signal to the state department that Pakistan would extend its “unstinted cooperation” to the international coalition against terrorism3. After the higher official meeting President of Pakistan General Pervaiz Musharraf addressed the nation and presented his policies which were completely
Impact of Terrorism in Pakistan
In lieu of unlawful violence to inculcate fear and increase coercion, terrorism has become a trending topic in the world today. Pakistan, a country in South Asia bordered by Afghanistan and India has been a country worthy of speculation due to the rate of terrorism and tribal wars that have quickly taken over the country. The sporadic effects of these attacks have begun to shatter what used to be one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.
Impact on GDP
PAKISTAN AND THE WAR ON TERRORISM
Following the events of 9/11, Pakistan joined the US-led international coalition against terrorism. As a result of Pakistan’s sustained support and relentless efforts, the international coalition against terrorism has been able to achieve significant success in the war on terrorism. Pakistan’s contribution in the war against terrorism has been acknowledged across the world. The US leadership termed Pakistan as a ‘crucial ally’ of the US and….
WAR AGAINST TERRORISM
"Terrorism IS THE PRICE OF THE EMPIRE. If YOU DO NOT WISH TO PAY THE
Price YOU MUST GIVE UP THE EMPIRE"
(PATRICK J. Buchanan)
Terrorism Means Extreme Fair. Nowadays Suicidal Attacks Are Very
Common. Life In The Past Was More Safe And Secure. Modern Life Become Very
Unsafe and Dangerous. We Daily Read In the Newspaper about the Act Of
Terrorism. Terrorism Has Now Been Becoming the Most Burning Problem For The
Whole World. The USA Only the Super Power Of the World Which….
The War against Terrorism
Military actions are the greatest folly which mankind has ever created. Since the creation of the human race, there is a trend that the stronger nations impose their power and will over the weaker nations. If in ancient times wars were happening primarily to take on new territories and resources, it was sufficiently clear and justifiable for a whole nation to stand behind that idea. However, wars nowadays are provoked by vague and unjustifiable….
WAR AGAINST TERRORISM
Terrorism means extreme fear. It is an act of terrorizing which means to use force of threatening to demoralize & subjugate others. It is a form of violent actions used to enforce the authorities or the government or communities for a special purpose or to achieve political demands in a country or worldwide. Actually the rebels of a country make frantic efforts in order to pressurize the government to bring about a radical change in the domestic as well as foreign policies….
Is war the right way?
Why do people resort to such violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking? How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror? These acts can be described as terrorist actions. Terrorism is a growing international problem. During the last twenty years, new terrorist groups have sprung up all over the world. Governments have had little success in their attempts to resolve issues in which terrorism is used.
A major problem in discussing terrorism is….
Terrorism means spreading terror or horror through unusual activities such as bomb blasts etc. An act of terrorism spreads panic among the people so it can be said that the main purpose of terrorism is to spread panic in a particular area or throughout the country.
The use of word terrorism has become very common after the act on World Trade Center on 11th September 2001.
Terrorism is the most challenging issue which must be essentially controlled….
Terrorism In Pakistan: Its Causes, Impacts And Remedies
• What Is Terrorism
• Islam’s Response To Terrorism:
• Causes Of Terrorism:
1. Internal Causes
a) Socio-Economic Causes
iii) Poverty And Unemployment:
iv) Food Insecurity:
b) Political Causes:
i) Non-Democratic Set-Up:
ii) Improper Government Set-Up
iii) Absence Of Law And Failure Of Law Enforcement Agencies:
c) Religious Causes:
Terrorism in Pakistan
December 16, 2010
Terrorism is a curse. The War on terror has increased the terrorism all over the world. One example of this is the situation in Pakistan. Terrorism had a dire affect on Pakistan economy and society. Terrorism has increased the rates of unemployment and poverty. Terrorism is pushing Pakistani severity toward collapse. It has affected the flow of Foreign Direct Investment FDI. It has damaged the Pakistan’s export….
Terrorism in Pakistan:
Almost a decade has gone by since our involvement in the US-led war on terror and today we are more vulnerable to acts of terrorism and violence than we ever were. In recent years the trend of growing terrorism has shifted from previously hard hit areas such as KPK and FATA to urban centers where it was previously least expected. Now major cities and sensitive locations are under greatest threat.
Terrorism is not new, and even though it has been used since the beginning….