ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Tuesday said political and military leadership are on the same page on issues of national security.
Talking to mediamen after a meeting on country’s internal security chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Minister said that political and military leadership held detailed discussion on the Internal Security Policy.
More such meetings are expected to discuss the internal security of the country, he added.
The Minister said Internal Security Policy would be implemented according to the timelines.
He said the leadership focused on issues of capacity building of security forces and increasing coordination among 26 of the intelligence agencies working in the country.
A joint intelligence directorate would be set up to coordinate activities of the intelligence agencies, he added.
He said the leadership was informed about the dialogue with Taliban and the participants expressed their confidence on the process.
The Minister said the objective of all the efforts was to make Pakistan secure.
Referring to the handing over of keys of bomb disposal vehicles by the Prime Minister to the four Chief Ministers at a ceremony after the meeting on security, Chaudhry Nisar said it was for the first time in the last many years that any equipment was handed over to the provinces to combat terrorism.
He said the previous governments showed criminal negligence during the last 13 years due to which situation of law and order deteriorated.
The Minister said 65 bomb disposal vehicles would be handed over to provinces in coming months, adding in the past, personnel of bomb disposal squad were defusing bombs with their hands.