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The new war

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The hybrid threat to Pakistan is three dimensional: economic, societal and political. Pakistan’s enemies are throwing dollars to exploit our internal fissures. Our enemies are throwing dollars to pitch powers within Pakistan against each other.

Yes, critical institutions are under attack in order to weaken the state. There’s no blood on our streets because hybrid warfare aims at ‘degrading the morale and well-being of a nation’s citizens’. The new war has just one goal: To weaken Pakistan’s war-fighting capability.

The ‘weaponisation of finance’ is the new battleground. A financial attack is three things: indirect, un-attributable and difficult to detect. Yes, financial warfare is about ‘entering enemy territory behind enemy lines. Yes, financial warfare is about denial of financial resources.

The focus of ‘financial warfare’ is just one........

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