Pakistan is currently the flashpoint of international politics due to numerous reasons. Among the broad array of factors that make Pakistan highly essential and important country in world politics, the two main factors are the geographic location of Pakistan as well as the international War on Terror. Pakistan is located right in the middle of some great powers of the world that are Russia, India, China, similarly the country like Iran is also a neighbor of Pakistan. The presence of the United States along with International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) countries has also significantly increased the importance of Pakistan in World Politics. Other factors that make Pakistan the central point of interest in world politics are the alleged presence of wanted extremists across the Pak-Afghan border, Nuclear Capability, State of the Art Missile System, one of the most professional and capable Military and Spy Agency and the hub of international trade.
Keeping in view the above mentioned factors, world is highly concerned about the rising extremism and anti-west sentiments in the people of Pakistan. Let us have a quick look upon various causes and factors responsible for extremism in Pakistan. The first and the most important factor of extremism in Pakistan is the “War against Terror”. Most of the Pakistanis consider this war to be a paid war of the United States and other Western Power, they believe that Pakistani authorities are killing Muslims for dollars; they consider current political and military leadership to be the puppet of the United States that is the reason why extremism in Pakistan is increasing day by day. If you look at the statistics you will find that in three full scale Wars with India, Pakistan did not lose the lives of as many soldiers as by their own people just because of the label of US puppets. The general headquarters of the Military, the Navel base, offices of spy agencies and other military bases have been attacked by the extremists. The only way to deal with this extremism is to get rid of this extremism in Pakistan is to take military out of this paid war of so-called terror.
Another significant cause of extremism is the too much interference of the United States in Pakistan. Pakistanis feel a sense of humiliation when they see that even after having the great military and sophisticated nuclear program they are not able to stop American drones or the interference of American agents in Pakistan. This added to the already rising extremism. Today, the biggest cause of hatred and Anti-American sentiment is the drone attacks by the United States across the border of Pakistan & Afghanistan, most of the people killing in such drone attacks are Children and Women, killing of one innocent in drone attack produce a number of extremists who want to take revenge for their murdered families. Thus, ever drone attack across the Pak-Afghan border is giving rise to numerous extremists which are direct threats for both the western world as well as Pakistani Military.