Terrorism Investigation in Pakistan: Perceptions and Realities of Frontline Police
This paper analyses the constraints faced by frontline police in Pakistan when undertaking
investigations into terrorism cases. The complexity of this issue is further compounded by a
serious lack of empirical research on terrorism investigations and its management in
Pakistan. Hence, this study used a purposive sample based on research interviews with
police officials in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in Pakistan where a significant
number of terrorist cases occur. The results of this study present an extremely depressing
picture about the multiplicity of serious constraints faced by police at the forefront in the war
on terrorism in Pakistan.
Keywords: Terrorism, Investigation, Constraints, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Police, Prosecution, Prevention, Research.