- Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday launched Pakistan’s first-ever National Security Policy
- On overseas entrance, coverage highlights disinformation, Hindutva as key threats from India.
- The coverage locations the Jammu and Kashmir challenge as the core of the bilateral relationship: Reports
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday launched Pakistan’s first-ever National Security Policy primarily based on a citizen-centric framework and focusing extra on boosting the nation’s flagging financial system and its standing on this planet, not like the earlier one-dimensional safety coverage deeply rooted within the growth of army capabilities.
Unveiling the general public model of the coverage at a ceremony within the PM Office, Khan mentioned the coverage, which was individually endorsed by the National Security Committee and the Cabinet final month, was a serious precedence of his authorities. The unique 100-page model of the coverage will stay categorized. Khan mentioned the brand new coverage was extra centered to strengthen the financial system of Pakistan.
“Our overseas coverage may also focus way more on financial diplomacy going ahead,” he mentioned.
He mentioned inclusive progress was wanted however Pakistan needed to go after loans from establishments just like the International Monetary Fund, lamenting that the nation by no means had a plan to safe itself economically.
“The idea we’ve got now delivered to Pakistan is to ensure of the uplift of the weak section,” he mentioned, including that his authorities had taken steps like introducing well being playing cards for well being service for the welfare of the poor. Khan mentioned the rule of regulation was additionally necessary for prosperity and progress. “The purpose behind the progress of any nation is a powerful presence of the rule of regulation,” he mentioned.
The prime minister defined that the National Security Policy 2022-2026 centres on the federal government’s imaginative and prescient, which believes that the safety of Pakistan rests within the safety of its residents.
“Any National Security method should prioritise nationwide cohesion and the prosperity of individuals whereas guaranteeing basic rights and social justice with out discrimination…To obtain the huge potential of our residents, it’s essential to advertise delivery-based good governance,” he mentioned.
He additionally highlighted the significance of the coverage’s profitable implementation and introduced that the National Security Committee (NSC) will repeatedly evaluation progress.
The nationwide safety has been clearly defined within the new doc, he mentioned, including that the coverage articulates a citizen-centric framework, putting financial safety at its core and searching for a safe and economically resilient Pakistan.
Khan mentioned that Pakistan, since its evolution, has had a one-dimensional safety coverage the place the main target was on the army.
“For the primary time, the National Security Division has developed a consensus doc which defines nationwide safety in a correct method,” he added. Khan in his speech on Friday likened Pakistan’s armed forces with glue to maintain the nation united and pledged extra help for them within the days to return.
“Our armed forces are our pleasure and glue the nation collectively. Given the threats, we face within the area, and the rising menace of hybrid warfare, they may proceed to obtain even larger help and significance,” Khan mentioned.
The highly effective military, which has dominated Pakistan for greater than half of its 70 plus years of existence, has hitherto wielded appreciable energy within the issues of safety and overseas coverage.
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The five-year-policy doc which took seven years to organize is being propped up by the Khan authorities as the nation’s first-ever technique paper of its type that spells out the nationwide safety imaginative and prescient and tips for the attainment of these targets.
“We want to understand that our greatest safety is when the individuals develop into stakeholders and rise up for the nation. And this may be achieved by way of inclusive progress. We must develop as a nation, not in sections,” Khan mentioned.
The major themes of the National Security Policy are nationwide cohesion, securing an financial future, defence and territorial integrity, inside safety, overseas coverage in a altering world and human safety.
The launch ceremony was attended by Federal Ministers, National Security Adviser, Parliamentarians, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee, all Services Chiefs, senior civil and army officers, amongst others.
Khan additionally mentioned that the first goal of Pakistan’s overseas coverage and army would possibly was to maintain peace within the area. “The foremost intention of our overseas coverage and army functionality will stay peace and stability within the area and past,” he mentioned.
NSA Moeed Yusuf in his remarks briefly defined the National Security Policy imaginative and prescient and thanked the prime minister and all officers for his or her fixed help.
“The National Security Policy has taken a broad view of nationwide safety as each conventional and non-traditional points impacted our safety,” he mentioned. Yusuf additionally mentioned that whereas the National Security Policy is centered on financial safety, the geo-strategic and geo-political imperatives additionally characteristic prominently to strengthen Pakistan safety and standing on this planet.
“The coverage places financial safety on the core. A stronger financial system would create extra assets which might then be distributed to additional bolster army and human safety,” he mentioned.
On the overseas entrance, the brand new coverage highlights disinformation, Hindutva, and the use of aggression for home political good points as key threats from India, the Express Tribune newspaper reported.
The report, quoting Yusuf, mentioned the coverage locations the Jammu and Kashmir challenge as the core of the bilateral relationship.
When requested concerning the message it sends to India, Yusuf mentioned: “it tells India to do the best factor and leap on the bandwagon to learn from regional connectivity to uplift our peoples. It additionally tells India, when you do not need to do the best factor, it will likely be a loss to your complete area, however most of all India.” Yusuf mentioned the doc was finalised after full civil and army consensus.
Earlier, after the approval of the coverage, Yusuf mentioned that the coverage had been within the making since 2014 and all stakeholders have been taken on board earlier than its finalisation, including that it could be up to date after each 5 years.
The NSP 2022-2026 was final month authorised by the Cabinet as nicely as by the National Security Committee. It articulates a citizen-centric framework, putting financial safety at its core and searching for a safe and economically resilient Pakistan.
The unique model of the coverage will stay categorized, however a public model of the doc has been launched. The major themes are nationwide cohesion, securing an financial future, defence and territorial integrity, inside safety, overseas coverage in a altering world and human safety.
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