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Narco-Terrorism in Pakistan: An Organized Crime-Linkage and Counter-Strategies

Nabi Bakhsh Narejo 

Abstract
The paper outlines and introduces the conceptual framework of narcotics and their linkage to
terrorism in Pakistan. The factors producing narcotics originating in Afghanistan are
discussed as linkages causing terrorism. The secondary analysis focuses on the data
discussing various factors causing terrorism in Pakistan. Although there is not significant
evidence in empirical terms about the linkages, one can assume from available data that
narcotics and terrorism are mutually determining taking example of the case of Afghanistan.
The incidents of terrorism occurring articulate that there is involvement of organized
criminality in causing and strengthening terrorism, specifically in case of Pakistan.

Keywords:Pakistan, Afghanistan, Narco-terrorism, Organized Crime, Linkages, Opium Cultivation, Counter-narcotics