ISLAMABAD: To avert the expected default and to boost the economy, The National Security mulls the strategies in the meeting on Monday. The forum undertook a comprehensive view of the ongoing economic situation and challenges facing the people of Pakistan, particularly the lower and middle-income classes.
The 40th meeting of the National Security Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, was attended by relevant federal cabinet members, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, all services chiefs, and heads of intelligence services.
The Participants of the meeting, asserted to take effective measures for a stonger economy.
The Finance Minister briefed the forum about the economic stability roadmap of the government, including the status of discussions with international financial institutions, exploring other financial avenues based on mutual interests, and relief measures for people as well.
Committee focused strengthen the economy, and agreed on undertaking concrete steps, including import rationalization, preventing illegal currency outflows, and hawala business.
The member took part in a meeting that linked the boost of the economy with the improvement of agriculture output, manufacturing sector, and substitution of imports.
The committee decided to make economic policies, that would be impacted positively on common man, and also agreed to involve all stakeholders for consensus to realize effective and fast-track economic recovery and a road map.
The Committee, also focused on the consequences of a devastating flood that affected 33 million people, and decided, to mobilize all resources for their rehabilitation and reconstruction in coordination with the provincial governments and multilateral financial institutions.
The Committee also appreciated the ongoing relief efforts led by the prime minister and federating units.
‘Zero tolerance for terrorism’
The Prime Minister emphasised that the war against terrorism would be led by federal and provincial governments as per National Action Plan by National Internal Security Policy with people-centric socio-economic development as a priority.
However, “the armed forces would provide resolute deterrence and secure a conducive and enabling environment” ,says PM
He said the provincial apex committees were being revived in full earnest, and law enforcement agencies especially the counter-terrorism departments would be brought up to the required fighting standards with requisite capabilities.
The forum concluded that no country would be allowed to provide sanctuaries and facilitation to terrorists and Pakistan reserved all rights in that respect to safeguarding its people.
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