Dr. Muhammad Zubair, University of Indiana, speaking during EFSAS Webinar on the rise of PTM
Dr. Muhammad Zubair holds a PhD from the University of Indiana and is a former professor of Constitutional Law at the Univeristy of Peshawar. He particularly focused on the role of Pashtuns in Pakistan’s policy of ‘strategic depth’ in Afghanistan, which seeks to maintain a Pakistan-friendly ruling power in Afghanistan. This policy, Dr. Zubair suggested, requires the military establishment to distinguish between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Taliban and legitimizes the conduct of military operations in the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), resulting in systematic human rights violations in the Pashtun Belt and a systemic denial of even the most basic human rights to Pashtuns.
Dr. Muhammad Zubair speaking during the Webinar, ‘The Pakistan Experiment: State Oppression, Terrorism and the Rise of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM)’.