• Farhat Ullah
  • Dr. Muhammad Ibrar
  • Sadia Shaikh


Preventing Terrorism, Strategies, Police, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Previously, the role of police was restricted to ordinary and regular crime prevention before 9/11, as there was no urgent need to face the issue of terrorism in the region. Concerning prevention from terrorism, the role of the police has increased manifold after the increase of terror incidents across the globe in general, and Pakistan, in particular. This study explores the police role and their strategies to prevent terrorism in the best interest of public safety. Security situations in Pakistan require police preparedness, enhanced police training, and adoption of various strategies to reform police for effectively countering terrorism. This paper would help encourage policymakers and law enforcement officers at all levels of government to become more informed about the role of the police and their strategies to prevent terrorism in the interests of public security. The study suggests reforming police image and to equip them with modern technologies, providing improved training, offering incentives and rewards for a good performance to motivate and encourage positive attitude and returns.

Author Biographies

Farhat Ullah

Farhat ullah is currently associated with the Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat working as Lecturer. His field of specialization includes topics related to Policing and Countering Terrorism. Mr. Farhat can be contacted via email at

Dr. Muhammad Ibrar

Dr. Muhammad Ibrar is working as Assistant Professor in the Community Development and Mental Health Department at the University of Peshawar, Pakistan. Dr. Ibrar can be contacted via email at

Sadia Shaikh

Sadia Shaikh is associated with Greenwich University, Karachi as Assistant Professor, and Editor of HEC recognized two research journals, ‘Journal of Business Strategies’ and ‘New Horizons’. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in SME Management. Her research interests include Economic Development, SMEs, and Tourism Marketing with particular focus on rural communities. She can be reached at


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