The book examines the historical origins of extremism and radicalization in Pakistan, explains why these phenomena have become so embedded and why the prevailing state of affairs in the country is not a coincidence. The book offers an empirical analysis of the state and extent of radicalization in Pakistan
This book is an important contribution to understanding the drivers of extremism, radicalization and terrorism in Pakistan. —Samina Ahmed, Project Director, South Asia, International Crisis Group It will probably remain the most comprehensive read out on Islamic movements in Pakistan for some time to come. —Ahmed Rasheed,renowned journalist and author of ‘Taliban’, 'Descent into Chaos’ and ‘Pakistan on the Brink’ The research by PIPS on radicalization in Pakistan is essential reading for anyone interested in this subject, which is of critical importance to Pakistan and the world. —Anatol Lieven, professor at the War Studies Department, King's College London, and author of ‘Pakistan: A Hard Country’
Monthly Security Report
Pakistan Monthly Security Report (May 2012)
The security landscape of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan and Karachi remained volatile in the reporting month. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its affiliated groups stepped up their attacks against security forces in different parts of country. Besides persistent attacks by the Baloch nationalist insurgents in Balochistan, the Sindhi nationalists in interior Sindh also took up arms and as a result violent incidents were reported from this historically peaceful area. Banned sectarian outfits continued targeting rival communities and religious scholars in Quetta, Karachi, and Kurram Agency of FATA. The US increased the frequency of drone strikes in FATA...
Table 2: Overall Attacks/Clashes and Casualties in Pakistan in May 2012
Type of attack/clash
Number of attacks/clashes
Clashes b/w security forces and militants
Operational attacks by security forces
Political and ethnic violence
Clashes b/w criminal gangs
Clashes b/w security forces and criminal gangs
South Asia Conflict Report
Casualties in South Asia
Table 1: Security Landscape of South Asia in May 2012
As many as 372 people were killed and 620 others injured in 180 reported overall incidents of violence in Pakistan including terrorist attacks by militants, nationalist insurgents and sectarian groups, security forces’ operational attacks and clashes with militants, drone strikes, incidents of ethno-political violence, sectarian-related and inter-tribal clashes, and cross-border attacks and clashes. ...
Attacks and Casualties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA
In the reporting week, the number of terrorist attacks and consequent casualties faltered in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and FATA compared to previous week. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, militants carried out nine terrorist attacks which resulted in death of three people, all civilians, and injured 11 others including seven civilians and two FC personnel and policemen each. Militants conducted these...