PAK AFGHAN BORDER MANAGEMENT: DEVELOPMENTS AND CONTROVERSIES

Authors

  • Dr. Sarwat Rauf
  • Shakeel Ahmad

Keywords:

Border Management,, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Security, Terrorism,, , Peace

Abstract

Abstract
Border mismanagement has been a cause of tension s between Afghanistan and Pakistan ever since the formation of Pakistan. Contrarily, a well-managed border can lead to improved economic and security situation. The movement across border has become a security concern due to the presence of militants in the area. The data suggests the economic and security costs that Pakistan has incurred due to a mismanaged border. This study analyzes Pakistan’s efforts at border management with Afghanistan, with various mechanisms been put to practice as Pakistan vies for regional peace. However, recently Pakistan has constructed gateways and fenced its border with Afghanistan, which has reduced terrorist activities significantly. Given the context, this study endeavors to explore how would the management of Pak Afghan border bring regional peace? The article also  challenges in addition to charting a future path for Pak-Afghan relations.

Author Biographies

Dr. Sarwat Rauf

Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.

Shakeel Ahmad

M.Phil International Relations, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.

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Published

22-08-2019

How to Cite

Rauf, Dr. Sarwat, and Shakeel Ahmad. 2019. “PAK AFGHAN BORDER MANAGEMENT: DEVELOPMENTS AND CONTROVERSIES”. Journal of Contemporary Studies 8 (1):35-51. https://jcs.ndu.edu.pk/site/article/view/29.