The importance of disaster management can be underscored by its impacts on human lives, the economy, and the country’s healthcare system. There is no denying the fact that disasters cannot be prevented entirely, but their impacts on life and capital can be mitigated. The most vulnerable to these disasters are the impoverished communities. Therefore, it is essential to mobilize all the channels to keep the system going.
The international financial watchdog has given Pakistan a grace period. It might be its last chance to prove its seriousness to implement FATF recommendations. It has to uplift its efforts to get clean of the terror financing charges against it. In other case, it would have to face some severe consequences. The previous efforts by Pakistan show its willingness and eagerness to escape the list. One should hope for the best. It has three months to accelerate its efforts. Hence, the actual test starts now.
According to Regional Security Complex Theory, securitization is more intense between the countries inside of the regional security complex, patterned to the security interdependence of the region, a security cluster. Great outside power can penetrate it. RSCT leads to positive security interdependence by making shared security community or negative, including securitization, which leads to conflict formation. The defense pacts and agreements will undoubtedly lead to negative security interdependence by considering the region’s states’ dynamics.
India has been working hard to blacklist Pakistan in Financial Action Task Force, an international watchdog working against international money laundering and terror financing lately. However, turning a blind eye entirely in the involvement of 44 Indian banks and financial institutions in the terror financing activities and money laundering revealed by the Buzzfeed news report. Due to the cordiality of relations with the US, it was also ignored by the international community, being used as a balancer against China in the region. Indian officials have repeatedly accepted the fact that they finance terrorism to counter (alleged) terrorism.
Situated in the midst of The Himalayas and the Karakorum Ladakh “the land of high passes” holds a history well
The following interview was a conversation with Professor Dr. Sikander Shah in the context of his article published in Dawn