New policy to improve coordination among intelligence, security agencies: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said the new national security policy was aimed at providing organizational mechanism for improving coordination among federal and provincial intelligence as well as security agencies.

He was addressing a group of 53 participants of the 100th National Management Course here.

The minister said the first National Internal Security Policy had been designed keeping in view the multi-faceted challenges the country was faced with.

Under the policy, a highly trained and well equipped Rapid Response Force would be established both at federal and provincial levels for responding to any extreme situation or threat to security anywhere in the country, he added.

Chaudhry Nisar said officers were servants of the state and should not owe allegiance to any group or party.

First and foremost responsibility of a civil servant was to speak truth in the interest of the state and the momentum of goodness would have its impact on the system, he added.

But at the same time, he said, the officers should not fall victim to self-righteousness as no one was a know-all.

He said it was incumbent upon the officers to reach out to the people and work as part of a team.

The minister said one officer at the right place could make a difference in the entire government machinery and it was vital that civil servants were honest, competent and committed.

Responding to questions of the participants, Chaudhry Nisar said, “People must realize that we are in a state of war and every Pakistani has to make a contribution towards attaining a peaceful Pakistan.”

He said there were no quick fix solutions to this problem.

The government had taken a series of steps to meet this challenge and fruit of this labour would be visible in the months and years to come, he added.

The delegation comprising BS-20 officers belonging to all service groups, including Pakistan Administrative Service, Police Service, Customs, Foreign Service, Information Service, Audit and Accounts, Inland Revenue Service and Railways was led by Rector National School of Public Policy Ismail Qureshi.

Source: APP