MILITANCY: A SOCIETAL ISSUE WARRANTING SOCIETAL SOLUTION

Pakistan had made notable strides in fighting militancy in the country while adopting
various anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism approaches. While anti-terrorism measures could
best be explained as hard measures like military operations, etc., the counter-terrorism strand
was much beyond that as it was, and remains so, a society wide process. In this regard, Pakistan
has made notable strides and is now on the path of going through this societal change. Pakistan
has covered a long distance from militancy having favourable opinion in masses to militancy
losing credence among masses as a means to achieve larger objective. It was in fact a dialectical
societal process that helped returning to the synthesis of moderation after pursuing two extremes
of religious right (thesis) and liberal-left (anti-thesis). continue reading  Click here

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