Impact of Violent Extremism on Pakistani Youth

Author
Shabana Fayyaz
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
South Asian Studies
Volume
34
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
July 2019
Institution
Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab
Abstract
Events following the 9/11 attack have fundamentally changed the political landscape, especially for the Muslim World. A new wave of violent extremism emerged, altering the structure of global world order. Pakistan has suffered impeding consequences following the „global war on terror‟. Currently, Pakistan has been ranked at number five in the Global Terrorism Index of 2017. The magnitude of Pakistan‟s loss is not limited to its economic or political instability, but it has crept into the very fabric of the Pakistani society. The purpose of the paper is to analyze the impact of violent extremism on Pakistani youth.
Topic
Terrorism, Violent Extremism, Counter-terrorism, Psychology, Youth, 9/11
Political Geography
Pakistan, South Asia, Punjab