This article consists of two halves; in first half I have carried out descriptive analysis while in second half I tried to go with diagnostic analysis. This article presents a broad over-look of narratives and perceptions emerging from COVID-19 outbreak particularly the street talking and rumours that heighten up the ‘fear’ up to level of ‘terror’ about the speculation that it might be case of intentional Biological-terrorism. The article also made an attempt to examine about the post COVID-19 circumstances which might be providing an ideal fuel to make the ‘Fourth Wave of Terrorism’ so swift; this idea was well elaborated by American Professor; David Charles Rapport, who attempted to exhibit the (last) ‘Fourth Wave of Terrorism’ largely by focusing on certain political events that usually go off within the definite time frame of the professed religious wave.
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Analyst – Counter-terrorism - South Asia Desk (Pakistan)
Sonia Faiz holds M. Phil degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan. She carried out her research work in ‘Counter-terrorism Narrative’; also, she has been playing a key role as messenger of Pakistan’s counter-terrorism narrative campaign in main stream Pakistani media since media itself used to be confused or pro-Taliban. Previously, she also has served with a number of governmental organizations as a researcher in counter-terrorism affairs. Earlier, she chose pen name ‘Eiman Malik’ for her journalistic/literary writings and currently she is associated with ARY News as one of their key bloggers.