Post 2010 Afghanistan-Pakistan’s Transit Trade: Implications of Legal and Illegal Endeavours

  • Syed Subtian Hussain Shah Syed Subtain Hussain Shah University of Warsaw, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies Krakowskie Przedmieście St. 26/28, WNPISM Auditorium Building, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6195-3724
Keywords: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Transit trade, Implications

Abstract

Aim. The aim of this article is to analyse legal and illegal trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan in the post 2010 era. According to the complex interdependence, the region is witnessing a regional security complex and the relationship between the actors is characterised by both cooperation and competition (Rana, 2015). In these circumstances, the national security defines in a narrower sense of protection of a nation from physical attack and safeguarding its economic activities from devastating outside threats (Gandhi, 2010). Both Pakistan and Afghanistan are pursuing their own national interests in the context of national security and sometimes, their national security interests compete with each other.

Method. The qualitative method of research was employed to analyse the implications of legal and illegal trade between Afghanistan-Pakistan in post 2010 era. The data was collected from different sources including books, scientific journals, research articles, newspapers and websites.

Results. By using various valuable references, it has been verified that beside the political and geological factors, low prices of the smuggled items and corruption are also main reasons of exploitation of the Afghan’s transit trade. It has created bad impact on Pakistan’s economy and well as it is still threatening other national interests of the country.

Conclusion. The study confirms that the menace of smuggling can be decreased through durable policies and well-connected measures. A checks and balances system should be activated in the context in Pakistan and differences with Afghanistan’s government should be decreased through a bilateral dialogue process.

Author Biography

Syed Subtian Hussain Shah, Syed Subtain Hussain Shah University of Warsaw, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies Krakowskie Przedmieście St. 26/28, WNPISM Auditorium Building, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland

Syed Subtain Hussain Shah is a PhD Candidate at Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw. Interested in: International Relations, Peace Research and Conflict Management, National Security, International security, Strategic studies, Suman rights, Islamic Religious Extremism and Fanaticism, Area Studies in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan), Central Asia and Middle East

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Published
2018-09-05
How to Cite
Shah, S. S. (2018). Post 2010 Afghanistan-Pakistan’s Transit Trade: Implications of Legal and Illegal Endeavours. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 9(2), 248-258. Retrieved from https://jecs.pl/index.php/jecs/article/view/10.15503jecs20182.248.258
Section
LOCAL CULTURES AND SOCIETIES