November 1998 News

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Pakistan pays $5,000 per year to mercenaries for fighting in Kashmir

30th November 1998
Time on-line magazine

Pakistan is supporting terrorism in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir by paying up to $5,000 to Islamic militants for a year's worth of combat in the region. On the other hand, little of Pakistan's budget goes towards education. Young Pakistani men, with very little opportunities for jobs, turn increasingly towards Islamic schools advocating fundamentalism and violence, and end up either fighting with the extremist Taliban in Afghanistan, or infiltrating into Kashmir to carry on the decade-long terrorist insurgency in the state.


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