Pakistan, Islamabad News : Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday urged national security institutions to further improve intelligence gathering and establish effective coordination among civil and military institutions to comprehensively tackle terrorism.
“We have to redesign and redefine our military doctrine to achieve this objective,” he told participants here at a ceremony at the National Defence University.
The prime minister said the threats to Pakistan’s national security stem mainly from non-state actors who were targeting the state’s symbols and institutions in a bid to impose their agenda.
He described the enemy as ‘name-less and face-less,’ and assured all possible support and resources by the government to counter these elements.
He also acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by the security forces, law enforcement agencies and citizens in the war against terrorism.
The premier said that no military action alone could succeed and that political will and support of the people were critical to its success.
“The entire nation and Pakistan’s Parliament stand behind their armed forces in their struggle to secure the future of our children”, he said.
“Political stability is critically linked to national security,” he added. Agencies