Examining the nature of resilience, especially around issues of risk and security in relation to critical national infrastructure and from catastrophic events

Muhammad Imran Khan, Prof. Dr. Akhlas Ahmed


The purpose of this research article is understand the concept of resilience and risk management in relation to the challenges of risk and security associated to critical national infrastructure as well as from the effects of catastrophic events, with emphasis on the case scenario of Pakistan. The objectives of this research article include establishing the importance of resilience in the risk management approaches and how it is integrated in the organizational strategies and Governmental Policies. The article will highlight the issues and risks associated to the critical national infrastructure of the countries, with emphasis on the issues of critical national infrastructure of Pakistan. It will analyze the current status and need of establishing the resilient critical infrastructure in light of previous disastrous events in the country and discuss challenges associated with the development of the frameworks and strategies pertaining to the research question. It recommends how to initiate the basic approach towards the development of a resilient national infrastructure.

Keywords: Resilience, risk management, critical national infrastructure, policies.

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