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    National Security Imperatives Of Pakistan

  • Policy imperatives for CPEC

    Energy policy: The addition of 10,000MW of electricity to the national grid by 2018 would overcome energy shortages...

    The National Transmission and Despatch Company would recover only the wheeling charges for the use of their transmission infrastructure...

  • Panama imperatives

    It should, accordingly, be the bounden duty of any investigative audit to probe these facts to establish whether or not they and the explanations offered are consistent with the laws of Pakistan...

    These norms are mentioned in the Constitution of Pakistan...

  • ‘Cyber security is a matter of national security’

    KARACHI: In order to come out of the state of flux with regard to cyber security initiatives in Pakistan, the state needs to look for an ‘imperative policy’ and try not to shoot the messenger by listening to the counter discussion taking place at present, said Barrister Zahid Jamil while speaking at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs on Wednesday...

    An expert in the field of cyber security, Barrister Jamil simplified most...

  • 'Business as usual with Pakistan now over,' warns US National Security Council spokesman

    With a tougher regional policy announced by the United States (US) on Tuesday, National Security Council (NSC) Spokesperson Michael Anton warned Pakistan that it is "on notice from this president, from this administration", Politico reported...

    Anton, speaking to reporters on a conference call, was quoted by Politico as saying that "business as usual [with Pakistan] as it has been up to now is over", and that the US could impose...

  • Pakistan Navy takes over command of multi-national maritime security force from France

    Pakistan Navy has been handed over the command of the multi-national naval maritime security and counter-terrorism coalition named Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) by the French Navy, read a statement issued by the navy's media wing...

    with the mission to promote maritime security at sea, deter, deny and disrupt acts of terrorism while countering related illicit activities at sea...

  • Pakistan should act against Hafiz Saeed: former national security adviser

    Former national security adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani speaking to journalists in India on Monday said the Pakistani government should take action against Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, India media reported...

    Durrani, who was a speaker at the 19th Asian Security Conference in Delhi, responding to a journalist's question said that Hafiz Saeed "has no utility" for Pakistan...

  • Pakistan's cooperation in fighting terrorism has served US national security interests, Aizaz Chaudhry

    Pakistan Ambassador to United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Friday said the cooperation between Pakistan and the United States in fighting terrorism has directly served US national security interests...

    The envoy was responding to the announcement made by Trump administration on Thursday that it was suspending its entire security assistance to Pakistan until it proves its commitment to fight all terrorist groups operating in the...

  • National Security Committee decides to benefit from available energy import options

    ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) on Wednesday affirmed that Pakistan would fulfil “bilateral commitments” with other countries and benefit from available energy import sources in the region for bolstering national energy security...

    “The meeting unanimously agreed that it was of critical importance for Pakistan to play a proactive role in the best interest of the Ummah, while firmly adhering to its bilateral...

  • National Security Committee working group to finalise policy on ties with US

    ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee on Wednesday constituted a working group for finalising policy recommendations on ties with the United States in the aftermath of the newly announced US policy on Afghanistan and South Asia...

    The committee decided to set up an interagency sub-committee to make specific proposals for consideration in the next meeting of the NSC,” a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said after...

  • Chinese ambassador calls on National Security Adviser in farewell meeting

    Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong called on National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasser Janjua on Monday to bid farewell at the end of his tenure in Pakistan, a Foreign Office (FO) statement said...

    Regional security and matters of mutual were discussed in the meeting, during which Janjua "acknowledged and appreciated" the role of the outgoing ambassador in consolidating friendly relations between Pakistan and China, the FO...

  • Rights of migrants trump national security concerns: Pope

    Pope Francis urged countries on Monday to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop any collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns...

    ”He said the principle of ensuring each person's dignity “obliges us to always prioritise personal safety over national security...

  • National security advisor discusses Pak-Afghan relations with British high commissioner

    British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew met National Security Advisor (NSA) Nasser Khan Janjua on Monday to discuss recent developments in Pak-Afghan relations, read a statement issued by the NSA's spokesperson on Monday...

    "Pakistan and Afghanistan needed to resume and strengthen political, diplomatic, military and intelligence co-operation at all levels," Janjua was quoted as saying...

  • Senate alarmed at Nisar’s disclosure of national security threat

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Tuesday took notice of a disclosure made by former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan regarding a grave threat to national security, known only to four individuals, while Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani said he needed a day to think about how to proceed...

    He said that he welcomed President Mamnoon Hussain’s remarks on how Pakistan believed in non-proliferation and was entitled to a seat in the Nuclear...

  • Security bodies role to continue in national interest, say commanders

    ISLAMABAD: Military co­m­­manders emphasised on Thursday that Pakistan’s on­going counterterrorism cam­paign would continue to be driven by national interest...

    “The forum concluded that security apparatus shall continue to perform its role in line with national interest,” military’s public affairs division said after a meeting of the corps commanders at the General Headquarters, without elaborating whether it meant an intensification...

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