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Cabinet to discuss National Security Policy today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will chair federal cabinet meeting today to approve the firstever national security policy of the country, ARY News reported on Monday.

The meeting will also discuss the issue of dialogue with Taliban and the law and order situation in Karachi.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali yesteday told media that the aim of the policy is to protect people by enhancing the capacity of law enforcement and intelligence agencies.      

He said under the policy‚ National Counter-Terrorism Authority will be established to tackle terrorism. A Joint Intelligence Directorate will also be set up for coordination and intelligence sharing among twenty-six intelligence agencies in the country.

The Minister said a Rapid Response Force supported by an air wing will be set up at federal level which will respond to acts of terror within minutes. This force will be replicated in the provinces.

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