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EEO. 2021; 20(5): 5558-5567

Counter-Terrorism Policies in Pakistan: A Qualitative Analysis of Experts’ Perceptions

Farah Naeem, Fiaz Hussain*, Muhammad Bilal.


The aim of the paper is to analyse the counter terrorism measures taken in Pakistan. After the incident of 9/11, Pakistan has become a front line state against terrorism. This has ledto the emergence of anew wave of terrorism in Pakistan engendering extreme challenges. The qualitative research method has been adopted to evaluate the counter-terrorism policies of Pakistan.For this purpose, the study employedpurposive sampling technique to conduct in-depth interviews with thecounter-terrorism policy experts.The results indicate an absence of citizen participation in the counter-terrorism policies, which has resulted in a policy formulation and implementation gap.Additionally, there remains a need for the counter-terrorism policies to focus on the “soft factors” responsible for terrorism in Pakistan instead of exclusively concentrating on military solutions.

Key words: Counter-terrorism, National Action Plan, Terrorism, Policy Evaluation, Pakistan

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