Pakistan’s National Security Committee (NSC), the country’s top body for security coordination, adopted the country’s first-ever National Security Policy on Monday, aiming at bolstering the security apparatus to deal with all internal and foreign threats while also assuring civilian safety.
According to a press release issued after the meeting, the security policy was unveiled at the 36th NSC meeting, which was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by key ministers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, all services chiefs, national security advisor, and senior civil and military officers.
Moeed Yusuf, Pakistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA), told the audience that the country was moving toward a comprehensive national security framework, with the ultimate goal of ensuring citizens’ safety and security.
The gathering was informed that the policy was developed with input from all stakeholders, according to an official release.
Before being officially accepted, the new policy will be presented to the federal cabinet for approval. “In due course, a public version of the paper will be made available.” Earlier this month, the prime minister stated that national security was more than simply about military strength and that it also included inclusive progress.