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Nisar presents National Security Policy in NA

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan unveiled on Wednesday a 100-page National Security Policy, to be implemented in three phases, ARY News reported.

Speaking while presenting the security policy in National Assembly, interior minister said dialogues and terrorism could not go together. He described the policy as linked with prospect and existence of the country.

Nisar said the Federal Cabinet approved the National Security Policy yesterday (Tuesday), adding it was a policy for people’s security, rather the one for PML-N. He said input of security forces was taken before finalization of the policy.

The interior minister said only the Muttahida Qaumi Movement had assisted the government in policy formation. Nisar added that none of the provinces contributed to policy formation.

He said whosoever giving input on policy formation will be welcomed. He stated the problems facing the country won’t be resolved through talk shows and appealed other stake holders to assist government in its endeavour for peace.

The National Security Policy will comprise three phases, covering dialogue, military offensive and dialogue and offensive both.  The final phase of the policy is not disclosed yet.

It was also decided to form a strong intelligence network to deal with terrorists, while secret agencies of four provinces will work under Joint Intelligence Directorate. The provinces will be provided 65 vehicles of Bomb Disposal Squads (BDS), which will form Rapid Response Force under Joint Intelligence Directorate. Around 500 commanders will be inducted in this force in Islamabad. While 2,000 personnel each will be inducted in this force in all the four provinces.

A modern command and control room for security will also be formed. It is planned to achieve the security policy targets in a year.

Federal Cabinet has also consented to continue dialogue and ‘targeted operations’ both, to reach a decisive end.            

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