Abstract Emerging Security Challenges in South Asia: Impacts on Pakistan
The study highlights the current security situation in South Asia, particularly in Pakistan. Pakistan is facing different internal and external dynamics for the current threats. The region of South Asia has strong and weak features. Pakistan and India are two major players in this region and peace and security challenges depend on the relationship between the two countries. Pakistan lives in an environment with internal and external challenges. There are currently several critical issues, including political, socio-economic, energy crises, security, drone strikes, suicide bombings, and various other challenges. South Asian countries are facing grave security concerns due to increasing extremism, terrorism and intolerance. Terrorism, bigotry and suicide bombings are a major threat and an obstacle to the region's progress and prosperity. Even the mosques and imambargah, as well as the targeted murder of religious leaders from both sects, are not certain. Terrorism has seriously threatened the peace, security and stability of this region and the rest of the international community. The question is what can be done to improve the regional security situation and how, under these circumstances, can mutual trust be built between the two main players in South Asia?
Muhammad Saleem Akhter
- Lecturer, HED, Govt. Postgraduate College Sheikhupura, Punjab, Pakistan
- Lecturer, Department of Politics & IR, Lahore Leads University, Lahore , Punjab, Pakistan
- Centre for South Asia Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
South Asia, Security, Challenges, Terrorism, Sectarianism, Extremism, Instability
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