Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the public version of the first-ever National Security Policy of Pakistan, in Islamabad on Friday.
The policy articulates a citizen-centric framework, placing economic security at its core and seeking a secure and economically resilient Pakistan.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) wants to bring the nation and state on one track.
The premier said that the previous governments had failed to strengthen the country’s economy. National security has been clearly explained in the new policy, he added.
Imran Khan said, “First of its kind in Pakistan’s history, the National Security policy articulates a citizen-centric framework, placing economic security at its core and seeking a secure and economically resilient Pakistan.”
The formulation process of the policy includes multiple consultations with official stakeholders and input from over 600 individuals, including national security experts, he astated.
“Inclusive growth means not only to uplift the poor people but also the neglected areas… (In such case) every common man becomes a stakeholder to protect the state… The biggest security is when people stand behind state for its protection,” the prime minister said.
PM Imran said that the government approached International Monetary Fund (IMF) due to deteriorating condition of the country.
The premier also spoke high of the armed forces for protecting the people during the war against terror by rendering immense sacrifices which manifested their bravery as well as professional capability.
Federal ministers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, all services chiefs, diplomats, senior civil and military officers also attended the launching ceremony.