AN ASSESSMENT OF THE POST INSURGENCY EFFECTS OF TERRORISM ON PRIVATE BUSINESSES AND EDUCATION SECTOR OF BAJAUAR AGENCY, PAKISTAN
Terrorism is an international phenomenonand its borders are not confined to a specific country or region. It has affected almost every aspect of life,however; the impacts on education and business sectorsare more ruinous. This studyaimed to ascertain the effects of terrorism and war against terrorism on the business and education sector of Bajaur Agency. The research adopted a cross sectional study design according to which data from various traders and businessmen of the area were collected through purposive sampling technique. The study revealed that all of the businessmen of the agency were affected due to war, however only 18% of them received financial assistance from Government or Non-government organizations. 94% of the respondents mentioned that they are sending their children to schools however; they showed their grievance regarding the low quality of education provided in these institutes in a post war scenario. Whereas 6% of the respondents mentioned that they are not sending their children to school at all due to various factors. There is a severe need to assist the traders and businessmen of the area to establish their businesses. Moreover, the Government needs to take drastic measures to re-build schools and upgrade the whole education system in Bajaur Agency.
Key Words: Terrorism, war against terrorism, education sector, business sector, tribal areas, Pakistan