Interior Minister’s meeting with senior military officers from NDU

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Islamabad, 02 March (APP): The Interior Minister Chauhdry Nisar Ali Khan today said that good coordination and close cooperation between civil and military leadership is in the national interest of the state.

The Interior Minister was addressing senior  military officers from National Defence University in Islamabad.

“Better civil-military relations in Pakistan are always an eye sore for our foes as well as those masquerading as our friends. The enemies of Pakistan always want to see cleavage in this relation for their ulterior ends.

“Better civil-military relations as of today are in the interest of Pakistan and delivering desired results,” said the interior minister.

Discussing internal security policy of the country, the Interior Minister said that security today is a multi-pronged, multi-dimensional and multi-faceted issue. He said that today’s Pakistan is faced with many challenges that require joint efforts by all organs of the state to overcome these issues. However it must also be realized that the security situation in the country is manifestly better than one prevailing in 2013.

Today’s improved law & order situation is the result of our joint efforts and every institution of the state has contributed towards this improvement, observed the Interior Minister. However, the Interior Minister continued, the enemy has been weakened not completely eliminated. There is now an unholy alliance between our internal and external enemies which is blatant in its substance.

The interaction that lasted for over two hours later turned into an interactive session wherein the participants expressed their views over the issues of national importance.

Responding to an observation of one of the participants about the situation in Afghanistan and the reports of another military intervention by the US under Trump government, the Interior Minister said that massive military intervention in Afghanistan with over 150,000 men on ground could not bring peace in the war torn country. How can one expect that more of the same will bring about any improvement in the security situation of Afghanistan.

APP/ Saima