Abstract

National Security is one of the prime concerns of every nation, as its performance level dictates the sovereignty of the state. National Security is significantly dependent on economic sovereignty; hence promoting economic development becomes the core priorities for every government. In this article, a relationship between National Security and macroeconomic indicators of Pakistan has been discussed. In case of Pakistan, these indicators are in declining state due to expanding trade deficit, volatile exchange rate, appreciating inflation, declining remittances, decreasing forex reserves, escalating external debt from international lending agencies, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB) supported by poor governance parameter. These all have resulted in weak budgetary statistics, which poses a serious concern to the National Security of Pakistan. This paper identifies salient forthcoming looming threats to Pakistan’s National Security like becoming prone to the sanctions of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), non-availability of desired funding to our nuclear and defense program etc. Lastly, the article suggests way forward to ward-off these likely coercions as a result of declining macroeconomic indicators.