EMERGING DIMENSIONS OF NON-TRADITIONAL SECURITY: HUMAN SECURITY IN PAKISTAN
Keywords:GWOT, Human Security, Non-Traditional Security Threats
The concept of security has undergone profound transformation marked by a paradigm shift, consequent of the growing importance of non-traditional threats periling human security and state security. Non-traditional security threats have not been adequately
addressed by Pakistan. Moreover, the fall-out of Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) affected Pakistan the most, given its geostrategic location and role as a frontline ally of the US. It undermined Pakistan’s human dimension of security in two ways: firstly, the
scourge of terrorism directly aggravated the situation of human security, and secondly, it further led to the marginalisation of various issues such as water scarcity, environmental degradation, food insecurity, population explosion and energy crises
which have been transformed into non-traditional security threats and are horrendously affecting the human security and state stability. This paper is an attempt to investigate the delicate issue of Pakistan’s increasing human insecurity in the theoretical context of non-traditional security paradigm. To establish the main hypothesis, both primary and secondary sources are consulted. Major research outcomes mostly comply with the core hypothesis which is an urgent call to deal with the ever-enhancing human security concern in Pakistan.
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