ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) reiterated its commitment to “zero tolerance” for terrorism in Pakistan and reiterated its commitment to eliminate all forms of terrorism.
According to details, the 40th meeting of the National Security Committee was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the meeting was attended by federal ministers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, the three service chiefs and the heads of intelligence agencies.
The meeting stated that the concept of “national security” revolves around economic security and that without economic self-sufficiency and independence there is pressure on national sovereignty and dignity.
The meeting took a comprehensive view of the current economic situation, as a result of which the common man of Pakistan, especially the middle and lower classes, is facing challenges. The Finance Minister briefed the meeting on the government’s roadmap for economic stability, which includes talks with international financial institutions, exploration of other economic sources based on mutual interest, as well as comprehensive measures to the relief of the common man.
The statement said the committee agreed on concrete measures to strengthen the economy, including balancing imports and tackling illegal foreign currency transfers. Special attention will be given to increasing agricultural production and the manufacturing sector to ensure food security, import substitution and employment opportunities.
It was determined that economic policies based on public interest and welfare will be the first priority, the fruits of which will benefit the common man. It was agreed that, in consultation with all relevant parties, a consensus should be reached on the rapid economic recovery and road map.
Considering the plight of the 3 million 30 lakh flood victims, the meeting expressed determination that all resources will be utilized for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the flood victims with the support of the provincial governments and multilateral financial institutions. The meeting appreciated the efforts of all federal units under the leadership of the Prime Minister for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims.
According to the statement, the committee was also briefed on the security situation in the country, especially Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. The Prime Minister has emphasized that, in accordance with the National Action Plan and the National Internal Security Policy, the federal and provincial governments will lead the fight against terrorism in which the social and economic development of the population is central. The armed forces will provide strong deterrence to ensure an enabling and secure environment. The Provincial Apex Committees are being restored while the capacity and efficiency of the law enforcement agencies, especially the counter-terrorism departments, will be brought up to the required standards.
The meeting stated that no country will be allowed to use its land as a haven for terrorists and Pakistan reserves every right to defend the safety and security of its people.
Reiterating its commitment to ‘zero tolerance’ for terrorism in Pakistan, the National Security Committee (NSC) reiterated its commitment to eliminate all forms of terrorism. Terrorism will be tackled with the full force of the state. There can be no compromise on Pakistan’s security and state rule will be guaranteed on every inch of Pakistan’s land.