ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has signed the document to launch the first-ever National Security Policy 2022-2026 (Public Version) on Friday saying ‘The Nation is now headed in the right direction’.
The Complete National Security Policy will remain classified, but the public version of the document has been released.
Prime Minister while addressing the launch ceremony of the National Security Policy, Said National Security was defined in the right manners, in the new policy as Pakistan had a one-dimensional thought ‘We only need military security’
It is the first-ever National Security Policy that covers, Health, Youth and Economy which prioritized the need of collectively secure all Pakistanis and together Pakistan will much secure and safer country.
Back in 2014, Interior Minister Ch Nisar also tried to launch National Security Police which was not made public, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Government redefined and made it public also enabled ordinary Pakistanis to question no clause mentioned in the National Security Policy by the Government in order to improve.
PM Khan appreciated the role of Pakistan Armed Forces, stated that ‘despite the persistent threat of terror (War on Terror) to the country, Pakistan armed forces fought against terrorism, was commendable.
The formulation process of the policy includes multiple consultations with official stakeholders and input from over 600 individuals, including national security experts.
“Our national security thinking seeks to identify means of expanding economic resources such that Pakistan can simultaneously strengthen its traditional and non-traditional security,” said National Security Adviser to PM Dr. Moeed Yusuf.
The main themes of the NSP are national cohesion, securing an economic future, defence and territorial integrity, internal security, foreign policy in a changing world and human security.
The policy is aimed at addressing three critical economic challenges, external imbalance, socio-economic inequalities, and geographic disparities between developed and under-developed regions of Pakistan.
The document emphasized the non-negotiable focus on defence and territorial integrity of Pakistan, strengthening space-based technology and its application, and combating hybrid warfare through enhancing information and cyber security.
Regarding internal security, the policy seeks to ensure writ of the state across the country, zero-tolerance towards terrorism, extremism, and violent sub-nationalisms and fighting the menace of organized crimes.
The NSP will secure Pakistan’s interest and position globally. A just and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with UNSC resolutions has been declared a vital security interest for the country.
The national security document would provide for pursuing youth-focused policies, guaranteeing food security, improving preventive healthcare, and mainstreaming climate adaptation.