Written from a historian’s perspective, this book analyses the role Mohammad Ali Jinnah played as the first Governor General of Pakistan. In the brief yet significant period that he was in office, Jinnah fought the battle for Pakistan’s survival, providing it with a political, social, economic, and diplomatic base. Substantial efforts were made to put the new country on the path of peace and progress, which would lead it to become one of the trendsetting states in time to come. Jinnah, as Governor General of the country, always remained the pivotal point in this struggle.
This book highlights his contributions and also evaluates whether Jinnah was within his constitutional limits when he exercised executive powers as head of state in a parliamentary form of government. The book is based on primary source materials collected from Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, India, and Bangladesh.
Au ISBN: 9780190708702 Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Subtitle: FORMATION AND CHALLENGES OF A STATE Author: FAROOQ AHMAD DAR
This book covers the myriad hybrid threats that Pakistan faces daily and provides recommendations for dealing with these threats. It will thus educate the readers in general, and the policymakers in particular, enabling them to arrive at more prudent decisions about Pakistan’s national security. The book begins by explaining the evolution of war over generations and the rise of hybrid warfare to the central stage. It then gives leading international perspectives about hybrid wars including the US, Chinese, European arid Indian perspectives, thereafter dissecting hybrid warfare, laying out its strands and domains for study. The book then distinguishes between hybrid warfare and other contemporary war concepts such as irregular warfare, grey zone conflicts, political warfare, compound warfare, and unrestricted warfare. Case studies including Ukraine, Crimea, Peloponnesian, and the 1971 wars have been covered, showing hybrid strands at work. The hybrid war against Pakistan has been explained in detail, exploring the geo-political context of the conflict, and how the Thucydides Trap induces further conflict. Threats to Pakistan have been elucidated in each domain, be it diplomatic, economic, military, or any other domain. Finally, concrete recommendations have been formulated at the geostrategic, national and military levels to tackle this hydra.
Author: MIAN NADIR SULAIMAN
ISBN: 9789692107877 ISBN: 9789692107877 Publisher: PARAMOUNT BOOKS Subtitle: THE COMING OF HYBRID WARFARE & THE THREATS TO PAKISTAN Author: MIAN NADIR SULAIMAN
The Partition of India in 1947 involved the division of two provinces, Bengal and the Punjab, based on district-wise Hindu or Muslim majorities. The Partition displaced between 10 and 12 million people along religious lines.
This book provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the resettlement and rehabilitation of Partition refugees in Pakistani Punjab between 1947 and 1962. It weaves a chronological and thematic plot into a single narrative, and focuses on the Punjabi refugee middle and upper-middle class. Emphasising the everyday experience of the state, the author challenges standard interpretations of the resettlement of Partition refugees in the region and calls for a more nuanced understanding of their rehabilitation. The book argues the universality of the so-called ‘exercise in human misery’, and the heterogeneity of the rehabilitation policies. Refugees’ stories and interactions with local institutions reveal the inability of the local bureaucracy to establish its own ‘polity’ and the viable workability of Pakistan as a state. The use of Pakistani documents, US and British records and a careful survey of both the judicial records and the Urdu and English-language dailies of the time, provides an invaluable window onto the everyday life of a state, its institutions and its citizens.
A carefully researched study of both the state and the everyday lives of refugees as they negotiated resettlement, through both personal and official channels, the book offers an important reinterpretation of the first years of Pakistani history. It will be of interest to academics working in the field of refugee resettlement ?and South Asian History and Politics. ISBN: 9780367869151 Publisher: ROUTLEDGE Subtitle: RESETTLEMENT IN PUNJAB, 1947-1962 Author: ELISABETTA IOB
This book critically examines the feminization of the Jamaat-e-Islami, a major movement for Islamic renewal and reform in South Asia. Through an ethnographic and textual study of Jamaat women elected to local, provincial, and national bodies in Pakistan from 2002 to 2008, Jamal draws attention to the cultural-political forces that enabled these women to become influential within the party and in Pakistan’s major urban centers of Karachi and Lahore.
Jamal situates Jamaat women within Islamic modernism without reifying them as either pious agents reacting to state- imposed modernization or gendered citizens who use Islam for class-based instrumental ends. Jamaat women are represented as subjects who move in many directions by acting against and through the discourses of Islamic tradition, cultural modernity, and modernization.
‘By nature of its innovative and original analysis of women members of the Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan, the book represents a crucial contribution to the field of Pakistan, Islam, and women’s studies.’
Author: AMINA JAMAL
ISBN: 9780199406999 ISBN: 9780199406999 Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Subtitle: VANGUARD OF A NEW MODERNITY ? Author: AMINA JAMAL
Pakistan is host to the largest concentration of jihadist groups in the world. Since the 1980s, the Pakistani state has been accused of sponsoring local jihadist groups and sending Pakistani volunteers to support them.
This book is based on almost 114 interviews, conducted mainly in Urdu and Pashto, from within Al-Qaeda and affiliated jihadist groups. It examines the relationship between the Pakistani security agencies and Al-Qaeda, and how they both became entangled and used by the local jihadists they were themselves trying to exploit. The interviews paint a picture of the shifting strategies and priorities of the different jihadi groups in the early 21st century, covering their ideological objectives, their agreements and disagreements over tactics, as well as pressure from rival militant groups and internal factionalism.
The book is the most in-depth study of jihadism in Pakistan, and Antonio Giustozzi highlights the strategies global jihadists deployed after 9/11 and how Al-Qaeda tried to manage the largest jihadist group in Pakistan, the Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The book also covers other key issues in South Asian security, such as the impact of Islamic State on Al Qaeda’s power after 2014, why Al-Qaeda continue to back the TTP, and what is happening with the groups focused on taking jihad to Kashmir and India.
AUTHOR: ANTONIO GIUSTOZZI ISBN: 9780755647385 Publisher: I. B. TAURIS Subtitle: AL-QAEDA, ISLAMIC STATE AND THE LOCAL MILITANTS Author: ANTONIO GIUSTOZZI
This is a blow by blow account of the Imran Khan regime 2018-2022 that promised so much and delivered so little.
The “IK story” began in 2011 when Pakistan’s military establishment determined to secure a political alternative to the dynastic Bhutto-Sharif regimes that had alternated for over two decades. In 2014, the military prodded Imran to launch his narrative of “35 punctures”, a reference to the alleged “theft” of the 2013 elections that brought Nawaz Sharif to office. Winding its way through various long marches and dharnas to destabilise the Sharif regime, it roped in the Supreme Court under two Chief Justices of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar and Asif Khosa, to knock out Nawaz and culminated in the 2018 elections that were blatantly rigged to “select” Imran into office.
This book charts Imran’s rise and fall, starting from the “Same Page” narrative of a firm partnership between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Army Chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa, that propped up his regime, to the time in 2021 when the same doctrine was abandoned after it became an acute embarrassment for the military and its chief.
Interwoven into the fabric of Imran’s demagogic politics was the ruthless ambition of two generals, one of whom sought an extension in tenure (COAS General Bajwa) and the other an elevation to the post of army chief (DG-ISI General Faiz Hameed). In the event, this unholy team couldn’t manipulate the system to achieve its ends.
This book charts the monthly miscalculations of Khan’s regime in the summer of 2021 after the transfer of General Faiz Hameed from the ISI to the Peshawar Corps, enabling the combined opposition to cobble the wherewithal of a successful No-Confidence Motion in April 2022 that finally felled Imran Khan.
This book is an indispensable read for students of political science and history who wish to understand how even the best laid institutional plans of powerful people fall by the wayside at that altar of personal ambition.