The internal security challenge

The year 2021 was significant for Pakistan’s security and militant landscape in many ways. First, the Afghan Taliban took power in Kabul that many believe will only embolden the religious-ideological movements and militant groups operating in the region, including Pakistan. Secondly, episodes of violent protests by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), and the way the government eventually surrendered to the group leaders’ demands, as well as continuing incidence of faith-based individual and mob violence once again highlighted the persisting threat of violent and nonviolent shades of religious extremism in the country – in one of such incidents, a Sri Lankan national was lynched to death in Sialkot on the allegation of blasphemy. Read More….

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