Analysis the Impact of National Security Policy and Security Challenges on the Citizens of Pakistan


  • Khuram Shahzad Institute of Social Sciences (Pakistan Studies) Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.
  • Omer Farooq Zain Department Of International Relations , Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan



national security policy, terrorism, non-state actors, Pakistan



Pakistan is considered to below middle an income country in south Asia having a fragile and agro based economy.  Pakistan is encountering various sociopolitical, geo political, socioeconomic and socio-religious issues and challenges which are halting its national security.  . In this regard to counter above mentioned challenges of national security the pioneer defense and NSP (National Security Policy) followed soon after. In the absence of sufficient and particular literature on the subject of national security, the opening part of this research work will first highlight the overarching national interests of Pakistan secondly analysis of the current challenges which are obstructing Pakistan to achieve these national interests and identification of significant threats to national security. In the later part, a comprehensive examination of the current NSP (National Security Policy) of Pakistan and related documents will be done to answer the primary research question that whether this strategic manuscript addresses the major threats to the national security of Pakistan recognized in our research work as the fear of fundamental Islamist terrorism to the tourism industry overseas pressure and planned crime.