Highlights of Pakistan’s First National Security Policy

Highlights of Pakistan's First National Security Policy


Highlights of Pakistan’s first national security policy have come to the fore. The policy combines traditional and human security through economic security.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, members of the Federal Cabinet, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, and Chiefs of Armed Forces also attended the launch of the National Security Policy in Islamabad.

According to the policy, the idea of ​​redistributing national sources of income on traditional, human security has been adopted. Defending the motherland at all costs has been declared as the first and foremost duty.

 According to the National Security Policy, the spread of aggressive, dangerous ideology in the neighborhood can lead to violent conflict. The enemy has the potential to use force as a policy option at any time. The full answer will be given.

 According to the new policy, Pakistan’s geographical borders will be protected at all costs and in all circumstances. The focus will be on low-cost, self-reliant modern defense technology, strengthening the traditional capabilities to strengthen the armed forces. , Defense production, battlefield awareness, electronic warfare capability will be strengthened

Humbled by the positive response at the launch of the National Security Policy. I want to thank the hundreds of officials and citizens involved in maturing this document over the years. pic.twitter.com/6AAHzg239a

— Moeed W. Yusuf (@YusufMoeed) January 14, 2022


According to the policy, the minimum nuclear capability will be maintained for national defense. Pakistan’s nuclear capability is of key importance for regional peace. The focus will be on training paramilitary forces, law enforcement agencies, atmosphere, Aviation security protocols will be improved to ensure maritime and coastal security, strong aerial surveillance, communications systems, command and control systems will be expanded.

According to the National Security Policy, the focus will be on outstanding issues, border issues, especially the LOC, and the installation of fences on the western border for the complete elimination of terrorism.

According to the new policy, space science and technology will be expanded and strengthened, counterfeit information and external operations will be countered at all levels to be effective, information, cyber and data security will be a priority, monitoring capabilities will be enhanced. Security will be expanded, the confidentiality of government affairs will be ensured, and authentic and reliable defense capability against economic security threats will be guaranteed.

The National Security Policy will invite other countries to invest in C-Pac-related projects. Kashmir will continue to be an important national security interest of Pakistan.

According to the new policy, they want peace with India. Resolution of the Kashmir issue will be the main point of relations. Hindutva politics inside India is deeply worrying and affects Pakistan’s security. Intelligence exchange with Iran, patrolling of border areas. Will improve bilateral relations

According to the policy, Pakistan seeks cooperation with the United States in investment, energy, counter-terrorism, Pakistan will continue to seek cooperation with the United States in the fields of security and intelligence, Afghanistan is the gateway to economic ties with Central Asian states.

According to the National Security Policy, Pakistan is a supporter of peace in Afghanistan. Extremism based on religion and linguistics is a major challenge facing society.

The National Security Policy identifies terrorism as a major obstacle to national security and harmony

Approval of Pakistan’s first national security policy

It may be recalled that a meeting of the National Security Committee chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan was held on December 27 last month in which Pakistan’s first national security policy was approved.

The meeting of the National Security Committee approved the country’s first National Security Policy 26-2022, the declaration of which was also issued.

According to the statement, in his address to the gathering, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the security of the country was linked with the protection of its citizens.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the country is fully capable of dealing with any internal and external threats, the preparation and approval of the country’s first national security policy is a historic step.

The Prime Minister also directed the Special Assistant for National Security to submit a monthly report on the implementation of the policy

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