A state’s security is two-dimensional — external and internal. External security refers to the defence of its ideological and geographical frontiers which are looked after by the armed forces and its diplomatic corps. Both are well looked after and have lived to expectations of the nation. The armed strength has been reinforced by the nuclear capability that has given the nation a profound sense of invincibility. Our diplomats have, by and large, made sure that country’s interests are secured in economic and political fields on international levels. However, what miserably remained neglected during the past seven decades was internal security. An internally insecure nation is a sick nation whose entire organism gets afflicted by multiple ailments. A horrifying spectacle of disturbed law and order situation is evident in which terrorism is taking heavy toll on human lives, citizens are suffering loss of property and honour at the hands of the outlaws and an environment of corruption has made the life of the common man miserable. A few empowered individuals have grabbed nation’s entire wealth, leaving millions in a state of abject poverty; the judicial system has failed to dispense justice setting almost every criminal free for lack of evidence. The internal structure of the social system of the state is at the verge of collapse. Pakistan’s social order appears to be ripe for implosion to set off popular uprising culminating into a bloody revolution. When the internal security of a nation reaches a breaking point, the external security can neither come to its aid nor can save it from disaster. In this sense, a firm internal security is a foundation on which external security can possibly ﬂourish.