Pakistan Cabinet approves first National Security Policy

Dr. Tariq Mahmood

PM Imran Khan National Security Policy

The cabinet  approved the country’s first-ever National Security Policy aimed at strengthening the security apparatus to tackle all internal and external challenges as well as ensuring the protection of citizens.

Earlier the policy was approved in 36th NSC meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan with participation from key ministers, chairman joint chiefs of staff committee, all services chiefs, national security advisor and senior civil and military officers, according to a press release issued after the meeting.

The Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry and National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf addressed a press conference after the cabinet meeting.

“To ensure this citizen-centric approach to security, the NSP put economic security at the core,” Yusuf told the meeting.

According to the NSA, a stronger economy would create additional resources that would in turn be judiciously distributed to further bolster military and human security.

It was highlighted that a detailed implementation framework had been created through which the National Security Division would review progress in collaboration with relevant ministries and departments.

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