The two recent developments in Pakistan are predicted to have positive and far reaching effects regarding the issues of Pakistan’s national security. These developments are the NCA statement of September 5, 2013 and the All Parties Conference (APC) held on September 9, 2013. These crucial developments cover the most important dimensions of the national security.
The national security of our country faces primarily two types of threats and challenges; the first is internal and the second external. Currently Pakistan is facing many internal challenges such as political instability, radicalization and violent extremism. Some of the external challenges faced by Pakistan include the US drone strikes, provocative military doctrines in the region, the discriminatory approach by non-proliferation regimes and the pressure to change its stance on FMCT.
These recent developments will help strengthen the state to cope with these issues related to national security. Secondly, these developments send a strong message across the globe that the politico-military leadership of Pakistan is united against all type of threats and challenges to the state’s national security.
Pakistan should continue to with such a positive approach and work towards achieving stability in the country. A stable Pakistan is the key to stability in the region.