War Curriculum and its Impact on Pakistan (The Case Study of Afghan Refugees in NWFP)


  • Fazal-ur-Rahim Marwat


The story of migration of the Afghan refugees to areas now called Pakistan is as old as Afghanistan itself. However, the current study is focused on the Afghan refugees who migrated from Afghanistan in the political upheaval which started in 1978 in the form of Saur Revolution followed by Soviet intervention. Further more the study of these refugees in Pakistan should be studied in the special prism of Pak-Afghan relations, which itself is a tragic history of incompatibility arising from its colonial past, dissimilarities of approach of the two peoples about regional and global issues and of consistent denial of each other‘s view points vital to a meaningful relationship between them. As such, legal or logical principles fail to resolve their disputes in a manner in which they would do in the case of any other two nations. Such being the case, the Pakistanis and the Afghans have been living in a state of constant tension and suspicion since the creation of Pakistan in 1947.