A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PAKISTAN’S SECURITY CHALLENGES
Received: 13.06.2021; Revised: 22.07.2021, Accepted: 15.09.2021, Published Online: 30.09.2021
Salma Shujeb Akhtar
Lecturer Pakistan Studies , Department of Humanities ,Faculty of Social Sciences, PMAS Arid Agricultural University Rawalpindi Campus, Punjab, Pakistan.
Dr. Muhammad Imran Khan
Assistant Professor , Department of Education , Faculty of Social Sciences, PMAS Arid Agricultural University Rawalpindi Campus, Punjab, Pakistan.
Dr. Noor Mohammad
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Lasbela University of Agricultural, Water and Marine Sciences, Baluchistan, Pakistan.
Dr. Asghar Ullah Khan
Ph.D in Mass Communication from Department of Communication & Media Studies, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, K.P, Pakistan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecturer of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Swabi, Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Munawar Fatima Kundi
Lecturer in Department of Communication & Media Studies, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, K.P, Pakistan.
Dr. Zain Ul Abiden Malik
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, PMAS Arid Agricultural University Rawalpindi Campus, Punjab, Pakistan.
A nation’s progress is largely dependent on its security. It is a state’s pillar upon which a nation rests. It is extremely difficult for a nation to survive on the world map without security. Pakistan’s stability has been severely impacted since joining the US-led war on terror in September 2001, and the country has experienced numerous stability issues since then. The security situation in the country has deteriorated in recent years as a result of the army’s participation in the “war on terror,” since the army has had to conduct a number of operations in its territory against its own people in order to ignore the terrorist threat. The fight against terrorism has had a tremendous impact on the country’s overall economic and social growth. The events of September 9 /11 have divided the country into pro and anti-war groups. Pakistan, which the US is assisting, has more negative security values than positive ones. This study examines Pakistan’s security problems and the factors that have contributed to the country’s deteriorating security condition. To bring stability to Pakistan, the government must devise a strategy to win the hearts and minds of its citizens.
Keywords: Terrorism, Low Literacy, Poverty, Drone Strikes, Economy, Sectarianism Pakistan.