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Pakistan is currently embroiled in several political, ethnic, tribal and ideological conflicts. From northern to central to southern Pakistan, these conflicts manifest themselves in the form of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) , Punjabi Taliban, Lashkar-e-Islam, Swat Taliban and Baloch Nationalists – all of them involved in conflict – one way or the other – with the security apparatus and the civil society at large. Many of the actors involved in these conflicts have apparently links with regional and global actors, especially in case of religious terrorists and criminal mafias, complicating thereby Pakistan’s security landscape.
The Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), with a strong base of human resources (reporters involved in the counter-radicalization radio programme) in conflict-affected areas, in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland, Islamabad launched a conflict monitor, Pakistan Conflict Tracker (PCT) in March 2012. The Tracker will map the territory of the ongoing conflicts, pinpoint the drivers behind the conflicts, and offer, wherever necessary, background information that is critical to understand the nature and emerging conflict trends across Pakistan. On the basis of the complied data, monthly conflict analysis reports will be produced. The reports will be shared on the Website and also shared with the media. The reports would be based on:
a) Field reports (by CRSS radio reporters/researchers), and
b) Ten major newspapers
We at the centre feel that Pakistani and foreign policy-makers, diplomats and researchers do need a web-based monthly Security Tracking service – a resource that will chronicle conflict-related developments across Pakistan, and be helpful in monitoring trends of violence and conflict. In 2011, the Centre already undertook monitoring of violence in Balochistan titled Balochistan Security Monitor.