According to the prime minister’s office reports On Wednesday, National Security Division held the “first-ever Islamabad security Dialogue” and launched an advisory portal. Prime Minister Imran Khan attended the conference as a chief guest and announced the launching of an advisory portal for NSD.
While addressing the conference prime minister Khan said Pakistan requires a debate over the concept of national security. He further added that it includes more than just matters and affairs related to making strong the security forces of the country.
“We are slowly realising that national security relates to areas which no one thinks about” he said.
The security conference is a strategic forum envisioned as Pakistan’s leading intellectual platform for issues of national security.
During his speech the premier stressed that NSD should connect and coordinate with universities, think tanks and intellectuals so their input could be received on the concept of national security and for the overall cohesion of the country.
“When you start this dialogue then this coordination will bring a lot of benefit for inclusivity, nation building and national security in Pakistan,” he stated.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Dr. Moeed Yusuf, also shared his statement that the idea of more inclusive policy approaches was very important. He lamented that the public sector had not been able to effectively utilize the “immense talent” that Pakistan had.
“The NSD created a council of experts where the best minds on security have been brought to advise the government,” he said, adding that Pakistan should have a platform for the exchange of ideas and the NSD’s goal was to make the conference an annual event.