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Pakistan's Internal Security Policy to be presented before Cabinet

Press Trust of India

Last Updated: January 19, 2014, 07:12 IST

Pakistan's Internal Security Policy to be presented before Cabinet

The timeframe for the policy is set to be one year and Rs 28 billion is to be spent to further strengthen law-enforcement agencies.

Islamabad: Pakistan's Internal Security Policy, drafted by the PML-N government to effectively combat militancy and eradicating extremism, is ready and will be presented before the special cabinet committee meeting on Monday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said.

He said the timeframe for the policy will be one year and Rs 28 billion will be spent to further strengthen law-enforcement agencies.

Khan said the government will hold talks with the Taliban as mandated by the All Parties Conference and will also take Parliament into confidence at some stage. The minister said the government is taking practical steps to enhance security of people and build capacity of the law-enforcement agencies, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.

He said the government has given a sense of direction and its policies are meant for betterment of people and in the larger interest of the nation.

Earlier speaking at passing out parade of police officers he hoped that the officers will carry forward their distinction while performing duties in service of the state.

He said they should be conscious of the serious challenges facing the country which is going through a critical phase.
first published:January 19, 2014, 07:12 IST
last updated:January 19, 2014, 07:12 IST