Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan launched the public version of the country’s first-ever National Security Policy (NSP) which aimed at addressing the external imbalance, socio-economic inequalities, and geographic disparities, reports Radio Pakistan.

It is reported that the original version of the policy will remain classified.

According to PM Khan, the nation is now headed in the right direction and added that national security was defined “in the right manner” in the new policy.

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Speaking about the International Monetary Fund (IMF), PM said, “We approach IMF under duress as in the end, only IMF is ready to help us and provide the cheapest loans. We have to abide by their conditions, and as a result, impose a burden on the people.”

National Security Adviser (NSA) Dr Moeed Yusuf also addressed the launching ceremony.

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He said, “We are not seeking hostility with India for the next 100 years. The new policy seeks peace with immediate neighbours.”

The NSP will mainly secure Pakistan’s interest and position globally. Moreover, the document would provide for pursuing youth-focused policies, guaranteeing food security, improving preventive healthcare, and mainstreaming climate adaptation.