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‘Citizen focused’: Pakistan’s first-ever National Security Policy launched

PM Imran Khan says policy defines security in ‘correct manner’

Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the country’s maiden, citizen-focused National Security Policy 2022-2026, saying comprehensive development was unavoidable for the country’s security.

Addressing the launching ceremony of the public version of the document, the premier said that inclusive development would uplift neglected areas along with poor people. He added that the common man was a stakeholder towards the protection of the state.

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PM Khan lauded the National Security Division for making a policy grounded in state wide harmony. The policy places economic security at its core and has aimed to create a country that would be economically resilient.

The premier announced that the National Security Committee would regularly evaluate the progress towards implementation of the policy.

National Security Adviser Dr. Moeed Yusuf said the policy also encompasses geo-political and geo-strategic necessities for the country. These will improve Pakistan’s security and overall global standing, he added.

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Yusuf said the policy focuses on national consensus and creating a secure economic future. He added the policy would also emphasize on defense and territorial integrity and internal security.

He concluded that National Security Division would provide reports on a monthly basis to the National Security Committee towards the policy’s implementation.

The launching ceremony was attended by the speaker National Assembly, federal ministers and chairman joint chiefs of staff committee. All services chiefs and other senior civil and military officers were also present.


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