SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Pakistan’s Counter-terrorism Policy post-Peshawar: Is it Working?

Ayesha Siddiqa
Ayesha Siddiqa and Huma Yusuf

Date: 16 March 2015Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 16 March 2015Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B102

Type of Event: Talk


It is generally said that Pakistan has changed its position on fighting terrorism after the tragic attack on a school in Peshawar. The speakers will analyse Pakistan’s new counter-terrorism policy and see if it has changed and what impact will it have on Pakistan and regional security in South Asia.


Ayesha Siddiqa is a Ph.D. in War Studies from King’s College, London. She is author of two books on Pakistan military: (a) Pakistan’s Arms Procurement and Military Buildup In Search of a Policy and (b) Military Inc., She has contributed articles in various international journals on security in Pakistan and South Asia, defense economics and militarncy. She has been a Woodrow Wilson fellow and a Ford fellow. Currently she is the Charles Wallace Fellow with St. Antony’s College, Oxford.  

Huma Yusuf is a Senior Consultant and the lead Pakistan analyst at Control Risks in London. She is also a Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. Huma writes for Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper and international publications such as the International New York Times and Foreign Policy. Previously a Karachi-based journalist, Huma won several awards for her reporting on subjects such as ethnic conflict, violent extremism, and flaws in state prosecution of rape cases, including the European Commission’s Prix Natali Lorenzo for Human Rights and Democracy Journalism (2006). She has recently published policy reports with the United States Institute of Peace on conflict dynamics in the southern port city of Karachi and the Sindh province.

Organiser: SOAS South Asia Institute and Centre for the Study of Pakistan

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