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One Pakistan News

Published Date: Feb 19, 2013

Non-traditional security threats as most serious threat to the world peace: Speakers

at a seminar have termed that non-traditional security threats as the most
serious threat to world peace and stability and demanded a global governance
system to address the emerging threat. They expressed these views while
discussing at a seminar on  Non-Traditional Security Threats: Global
Governance System to Combat the Challenges  organized by Sustainable Development
Policy Institute (SDPI) here on Monday.

the occasion Shakeel Ahmad Ramay Senior Research Associate SDPI said that
non-traditional security threats are challenges that arise primarily out of
non-military sources, such as climate change, resource scarcity, infectious
diseases, natural disasters, irregular migrations and food shortages. 
These dangers are often transnational in scope, defying unilateral remedies and
requiring comprehensive political, economic and social responses,  he added

underscored that climate change is turning out to be the most fundamental
non-traditional security threat for Pakistan and its impacts can already be
felt in the form of floods, droughts, cyclones and sea level rise in and around

(Retd) Shafqat Kakakhel, Former UN Assistant Secretary General and Member Board
of Governors, SDPI listed number of non- traditional security threats for
Pakistan which included terrorism; fragile and interconnected water, food and
energy security; population explosion; poverty; irregular urbanizations;
narcotics and ill health; and deteriorating economic conditions.

of national security doctrine in Pakistan, he said that Pakistan never had
national security doctrine and its time that we prepare one now. He said
impacts of non-traditional security threats are serious enough and warrants
envisioning a new paradigm. He referred to Chapter 2 of constitution which
lists principles of state responsibilities and proposed that it must be
included into new national security doctrine so take into consideration the

argued that most of the non-traditional security threats are manageable through
better management and innovations. Referring to water scarcity, he said 93
percent of water resources in Pakistan are used by agriculture whereas the
world average in is 60-70 percent and if we can bring down water usage in
agriculture to world average, water scarcity can be solved.

the session, Ambassador (Retd) Akram Zaki, Former Senator and Chairman Senate
Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs termed the bad governance as the most
serious non-traditional security threat to the country s territorial integrity
and sovereignty. All existing traditional as well as other social, economic,
political, and environment induced threats have been emancipated from decades
of bad-governance, corruption  and mismanagement.

said we have to introduce good governance in Pakistan to tackle grave issues
concerning Pakistan. He also called for immediate restoration of local governance
system in Pakistan.

said, Pakistan needs a new social contract where basic minimum needs of
citizens are met based on social and economic justice and equity.