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The Taliban’s Ascendance in Afghanistan: Implications for Pakistan

Afghanistan’s rapidly evolving situation leaves Pakistan in a precarious situation, which fears an uptick of militant violence if the Taliban fail to form a stable and inclusive government by incorporating other Afghan ethnic and political factions. Pakistan expects the Taliban to fulfil their obligations concerning the rights of women and minorities as well as addressing the international community’s concerns regarding transnational terrorism. Chaos in Afghanistan will result in an uptick of terrorism in Pakistan, massive influx of refugees, intensified regional proxy wars and a downturn in the US-Pakistan relations. A stable Afghanistan is key to regional peace and stability in South Asia.

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This article is published at CASS Website. CASS ( “Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies”) is an independent think tank located in Islamabad, Pakistan. CASS is unique in its specialization of Aerospace, as the only think tank in Pakistan to carry out systematic research in the domain. The aerospace sector is a key driver behind globalization, playing a pivotal role in national security, economic development and in supporting long-term economic growth to facilitate a country’s integration into the global economy.