Wary of Jihadism and Changing Facets of Pak-Iran Relations

  • Mr. Zikriya Ph.D. scholar, Department of Pakistan studies, Islamia College University Peshawar.
  • Dr. Asif Salim
Keywords : Pakistan, Jundullah, Iran, Baluchistan, Jihadism, Muslim world, Islamization, Terrorism, Foreign policy, United Nations


The development of International relations together with forces like globalization and technology has brought the world closer to each other. Friendly ties and relations with states create massive challenges during times of conflict. However, these relations could be determined through the lens of War, conflicts and religious extremism.  The focus of the paper is to highlight the relations between Iran and Pakistan through the focal point of increasing risk of Jihadist extremism in Iran. Moreover, this paper also signifies and focuses on the activities and attacks of militant organizations from Baluchistan on Iran border and its bad impacts of Pakistan. A qualitative research approach with desk analysis technique has been applied to analyses the effects of Jihadism and terrorism on the relations between Iran and Pakistan. The research highlights how the disputes and Jihadism in the form of religious extremism created great problems for Pakistan which would cripple the Pakistan’s economy. But Pakistan is still striving to resolve conflicts because maintaining peace and prosperity in the Muslim world has always been a top priority of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

How to Cite
ZIKRIYA, Mr.; SALIM, Dr. Asif. Wary of Jihadism and Changing Facets of Pak-Iran Relations. Journal of Religious Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 121-133, sep. 2020. ISSN 2663-0206. Available at: <https://jrs.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal3/article/view/222>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.33195/uochjrs-v3i22222020.