Much of the ongoing terrorism in
Pakistan is happening on and in the
context of the Pakhtun region. This has severe
possible implications for the present and future of the
region and its inhabitants. It is imperative, therefore,
to objectively analyze the process so that effective
policy options are adopted for its eradication. Relying
mainly on secondary data, the current study is a
qualitative analysis of the nature of terrorism and its
possible relation with the Pakhtun culture. It
concludes that the image of Pakhtuns and their culture
is distorted through a conscious policy. The study
further concludes that the current terrorism on the
Pakhtun land is a product of social engineering.
1-Abdul Shakoor : Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Pakhtuns, Terrorism, Social Engineering, Cultural Distortion