Causes & Consequences of Terrorism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Sumira Wahab, Ajiz Hussain


Terrorism is the most serious problem Pakistan has faced. It was shifted to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa when Pakistan enteredinto the United States led war on terror after 9/11. Causes of terrorism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwaarethe United Statesand NATO led forces presence in Afghanistan, Drone attacks, religious fundamentalism and extremism, poverty, anti-terrorist operations in different parts of the province, IDPs, injustice, weak political culture and widely spreadilliteracy. The consequences of terrorism are, it badly affected socio-economic dimensions of the province, attacks on educational institutional, a huge number of military, civilian and political leaders lost their lives, millions of people displaced internally due toanti-terrorist operation in Swat, Waziristan and other agencies, destruction of tourist industry and badly affected the economy of the province. This article analyzes the factors which caused terrorism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its implications.

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