ce and its property, critical infrastructure, the government and the military, its installations and deploying forces.” (2000: 2) Hence, homeland security consists of the planning and preparations made at both military and civilian levels to make foolproof arrangements for foiling the external and internal threats challenging the peace and stability of the country. The governments and all other political authorities take essential measures to combat with the external and internal threats by ensuring and improving the strategic measures and defense system of the country on the basis of the available data presenting security threats and perils challenging the very foundations of the country. However, sometimes it so happens that the available statements and statistics are unable to provide accurate information, which causes wrong planning and consequently create great hazards in respect of the security of a country. Thus, the law enforcing agencies and security organizations seek help from the thinkers and intellectuals so that the gathered information could be examined and estimated in a proper way. Since critical thinking aims to analyze and examine the information with the help of reasoning, it provides a wide range of thoughtfulness for assessing the data gathered for different purposes. Hence, critical thinking is also helpful in respect of enhancing the security plans of a country.
Critical thinking urges the people to contemplate over the situation in order to draw out appropriate conclusions as well as to find out several alternate solutions to a problem under study. It does not allow making of immediate conclusions on the basis of available information in the form of figures, statements, graphs or other presentation. On the contrary, it lays stress upon viewing the information through different angles in order to explore the hidden aspects of that information that have been concealed under the pile of incorrect information and rigged, engineered and