Ethnic, religious and regional rivalries in Pakistan, fueled by local grievances and perceived injustices, continue to divide parts of the country and have contributed to the deteriorating security situation. The attack against a Peshawar public school in December 2014 that left more than 140 people dead, mostly children, highlighted Pakistan’s struggle to prevent terrorist operations in the country. In June 2014, militants attacked Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, leaving more than 30 people dead, which exposed the vulnerability of the country’s civilian infrastructure. To demonstrate its resolve against terror groups, the government lifted the moratorium on the death penalty, while escalating security operations throughout Pakistan, particularly in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and in urban centers. However, the porous borders with Afghanistan, the conflict with India over the disputed Kashmir region and separatist activity in Balochistan has allowed terrorists to train and operate inside of Pakistan despite the government’s efforts counter these groups.
We have the ability to support clients at every stage of their business cycles in Pakistan, from early stage market scoping, through to establishing a business on the ground, and monitoring and managing risk as the business evolves and adapts to a constantly changing environment. Some of the services we offer in Pakistan include: