Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar



The course is designed to deal with various theories of migration, the volume, the significance and its causes and types. The patterns of migration to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and West Pakistan and later on the arrival of more than three million Afghan refugees in 1979 to Pakistan opened a new chapter in its history. The course will also discuss the political, economic, social and ecological impact on the land and people of the area.



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Grare, Frederic. Pakistan and the Afghan Conflict: 1979-1985, Oxford University Press, 2003

Hussain, Wahid. The Afghan Crisis and its implications for Pakistan, Unpublished MA thesis, Pakistan Study Centre, University of Peshawar, 1988-89

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leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more