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December 2012

The Threat of Growing Extremism in Punjab

During the last few years Punjab has experienced a deep social crisis in which Islamist organisations have been able to challenge the Pakistani authorities' power. This policy brief describes some initial findings regarding the potential consequences of Punjab's social crisis, its patterns of extremism and the reorientation of religion in the province. It argues that in addition to being problematic for Pakistan, this development may have an adverse effect on diaspora communities living in the West.

© 2012 Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)



David Hansen