The research paper aims to analyse the socio-political impacts the Afghan turmoil has imprinted in Pakistan. The war in Afghanistan has played havoc with its geographical neighbor: Pakistan. As a neighboring country, any developments in Afghanistan will have a direct or indirect impact on Pakistan. The Afghan territory historically has always been of strategic importance and a place where global powers have played their ‘great game’ with the strategic intent of safeguarding their imperial and national interests. This research paper will look at the socio-political impact of the turmoil in Afghanistan on Pakistan, Using the theoretical framework of ‘Diffusion of Innovation Theory’, by E. M. Rogers and using the concept of ‘Demonstration effect’ within the above theoretical construct, the paper will evaluate various aspects of Pakistani society and make the case that many of the issues in social and political sphere being faced by Pakistan today.
December 27, 2022
Department of Political Science, Government College University Lahore