Nisar calls for patience on upcoming national security policy

"Let us do our homework first," Interior Minister pleads.

Web Desk August 11, 2013
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Sunday that developing a national security policy will take some time.

Addressing a press conference in Quetta alongside Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Malik Baloch, he said, "13 years of mistakes can't be rectified in one day."

Nisar said if building such a policy was a simple matter, he would have announced it in a day.

"Even America took a year coming up with their security policy after the events of 9/11... let us do our homework first," he said, claiming that merely developing a policy would not curb terrorism.

"Implementation is difficult as there is no coordination between various law enforcing agencies," he said.

"For Balochistan, we will bring a new security policy," Nisar said, adding that the Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Kiyani had agreed to train police officials on an urgent basis.

Asserting that the ongoing "war" was Balochistan and Pakistan's combined, Nisar said that 15,000 security personnel will be provided to the province.

Bringing the address to a close, he said "I pay tribute to the martyrs and the deceased who have lost their lives in the recent attacks and we want to assure everyone that an investigation is underway."

Most recent attacks in Quetta, the capital of oil- and gas-rich Balochistan province bordering Afghanistan and Iran, have been linked to a Baloch separatist insurgency or sectarian violence.


ZIA | 10 years ago | Reply

This is most unfortunate for the entire nation. A bunch of influential political families do not do any thing which could provide peaceful and respectful living to a common man of this country. They are working on this agenda for the last 65 years. They have inherited from their elders that prosperity of poor people shall be a direct threat to their survival. Ch. Nisar belongs to same breed. So reference of Past or Present is meaningless. They shall formulate the NS Policy but then nothing would happen. Let us wait for some Reformer like Nelson Mandela for the down-troden masses. Inallah ha ma'assabreen.

Ali Shah | 10 years ago | Reply

Chaudhry Nisar. You are such a joke. If you have any time available after trying day and night to get your favorite thanedars installed across the country then you might be ready to formulate a national security policy

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