Internal Threats to Pakistan

10157 WordsJan 9, 201341 Pages
EMERGING DYNAMICS OF INTERNAL THREATS TO NATIONAL SECURITY Introduction 1. The multifarious threats to the security of Pakistan whether external or internal, have intensified in the 21st century. Unfortunately, no threat posed to the security of this country since the time of her inception has ever been fully controlled or eradicated. According to Quaid-e-Azam, “Pakistan was a cyclic revolution without parallel or precedence in history”. He wanted to make it a State that was united and powerful, a State where Muslims of the Subcontinent would live and breathe freely and practice the principles of Islamic social justice. The creation of Pakistan, he repeatedly emphasized, had limitless possibilities for its people. However, during the…show more content…
The Muslim leaders made it unambiguous to both the Hindus and the British that Muslims were a separate nation. The Pakistan Movement succeeded on the basis of Islamic ideology and it was only then that the Muslims of the Sub-Continent were able to carve out a separate state for themselves.[2] Psychosocial Environments At The Time Of Independence 7. Since the time of independence, Pakistan has confronted many dissentions within the society, which emerged out of the following psychosocial environments existing at that time: - a. Ideology. Pakistan came into being on the basis of two-nation theory. The clash of nationalism in India was based on a psychological conflict that was equally fought on the fields of politics as well as in the minds of the Muslims.[3] The hopes, aspirations and desires of the Muslims of India were to build Pakistan on the basis of Islamic ideology. b. Religious Diversity. Religion was the strongest unifying bond between the Muslims of India at the time of independence. However, after independence, contrary interpretations of Islam were adopted in different regions. Bengalis at the time of independence saw Islam in a liberal perspective. The West Pakistanis considered Islam as an integrating force and the main reason for independence.[4] The differences between East and West Pakistan, the 1953 religious frictions and the recent sectarian violence are all part of a tragic story, which continue to haunt
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