Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar terms National Security Policy an important milestone

RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar said on Tuesday that Pakistan’s armed forces will play their due part in achieving the vision laid out in the National Security Policy (NSP) 2022-2026.

In a statement on Twitter, the Director-General ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said that the National Security Policy (NSP) 2022-2026 is an important milestone in strengthening the national security of Pakistan.

He said that the comprehensive framework recognizes interlinkages between various strands of national security, imperative to meet emerging challenges in evolving global environment through a whole of government effort.

The DG ISPR said that Pakistan’s armed forces will play their due part in achieving the vision laid out in the policy.

Earlier today, the federal cabinet had approved the first ever comprehensive and consensus National Security Policy of Pakistan with special emphasis on economic strategy.

National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf said it is an umbrella document, which entails human security as well as population, health, climate, water, food, energy, and gender security. He said education has been clubbed with the economy.

Dr Moeed said the process of formulating the NSP had begun in 2014 and this document has been approved after getting input from all civil and military institutions, including the private sector. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch the public version of NSP in coming days.

Mooed Yusuf, in a series of tweet, termed it a truly historic achievement and said that a citizen-centric comprehensive National Security Policy with economic security at the core will now be pursued in earnest.

The Advisor said that this umbrella document will, overtime, help guide sectoral policies for the fulfillment of country’s national security objectives.

Moeed Yusuf also thanked the civil and military leadership for all their support and input and added that the policy would not have seen the light of day without the Prime Minister’s constant leadership and encouragement.

He also lauded the entire team of the National Security Division for their hard work and dedication over the years in bringing the policy to fruition.

The success of the policy will lie in its implementation for which a plan has been developed. A public version of the NSP document will be launched by the PM and released in due course.