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Soviet Afghan War: Challenges for Pakistan.

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The 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan has affected Pakistan’s foreign policy. Both the states are sharing common border and cultural ties. The attack on Afghanistan soil was a treat for Pakistan’s territorial integrity. Pakistan adopted policy of partnership with US in order to withdraw the Soviet Union from Afghanistan.The paper aims to explore Pakistan’s role in Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. Secondary data has been collected from books, articles and newspapers. The findings of the study suggest that Pakistan faced serious challenges due to its active role in Soviet Afghan war.


1-Uroosa Ishfaq
Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Women University, Swabi, KP, Pakistan.

2-Kashif Ashfaq
MPhil Scholor, Department of Pakistan Studies, National University of Modern Languages Islambad, Pakisan.

MPhil Scholor, Department of Pakistan Studies, National University of Modern Languages Islambad, Pakistan.


Pakistan, Afghanistan, Soviet Union, US Role, Soviet Afghan war

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Published: Dec 2021

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