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Theoretical Analysis of Socio-Economic and Political Causes of Terrorism in Pakistan

Sajjad Hussain, Dr. Basharat Hussain, Dr. Amir Zada Asad & Waseem Khan

Abstract
Terrorism, on the one side, it is a matter of serious concern for the developed world while on
the other hand it is becoming a colossal menace for the developing countries like Pakistan
and Afghanistan. The current paper—though theoretical in nature—argues that absolute
poverty, income impurity, social injustice, scarce job opportunities, lop-sided foreign policy,
lack of dedicated leadership and system—in Pakistan are the main causes of terrorism. The
paper recommends education and economic reforms, social justice, and stable political and
democratic government as a salvation from terrorism.

Keywords: Militancy, Terrorism, Poverty, Jihad, Radicalization, Politics, Capitalism, Globalization.