Effectiveness of Counterterrorism Policies of Pakistan

A Critical Appraisal of National Action Plan

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35994/rhr.v9i1.230

Keywords:

Counterterrorism, National Action Plan, Effectiveness, Eric Van Um & Daniela Pisoiu’s Model of Effectiveness

Abstract

National Action Plan (NAP) was issued after the Army Public School attack in 2014 and it got public attention, however, after eight years of the plan it is unclear how effective it is in eradicating terrorism and extremism. This study is an attempt to evaluate the effectiveness of the NAP. This study utilised Eric Van Um & Daniela Pisoiu’s Model of Effectiveness as an analytical tool to assess the effectiveness of the NAP. This study is based on 30 in-depth interviews with policymakers, practitioners and activists. It is argued that the NAP is partially achieved its goals as the hard measures of the plan have been executed but failed to give enough attention to the soft measures to succeed in desired goals

Author Biography

Fazal Wahab, University of Glasgow

Fazal Wahab is an MA in Social Research candidate at the University of York, UK. He holds an International Master’s in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies (IMSISS) jointly awarded by the University of Glasgow Scotland, Dublin City University Ireland, and University Karlova Czechia (Funded by the EU).

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Published

2023-12-15

How to Cite

Wahab, F. (2023). Effectiveness of Counterterrorism Policies of Pakistan: A Critical Appraisal of National Action Plan. Review of Human Rights, 9(1), 46–79. https://doi.org/10.35994/rhr.v9i1.230