Asymmetric Warfare in Pakistan: Implications for National Stability and Security

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Areena Shafqat
Bilal Habib Qazi


This study assesses the implication of asymmetric strategies in the post-9/11 era on Pakistan's stability and security. It also draws attention to the threats presented by asymmetrical warfare, including cyber warfare, insurgency, terrorism, and propaganda, and how these affect Pakistan's judicial system, political systems, and regional ties. Pakistan had a history of internal strife and regional unrest. Hence, protecting its stability and security and developing effective countermeasures to these threats requires an in-depth understanding of the nature of asymmetric warfare. The significant finding demonstrates that Pakistan's governance structures are experiencing threats, and public confidence has been weakened by asymmetric warfare. It also involves stepping up intelligence and counterterrorism operations, creating all-encompassing counterinsurgency plans, improving cybersecurity, combating misinformation and propaganda, and encouraging regional collaboration to decrease the impact of asymmetric threats.

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Areena Shafqat, & Bilal Habib Qazi. (2024). Asymmetric Warfare in Pakistan: Implications for National Stability and Security. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN AND SOCIETY, 4(1), 972-981. Retrieved from