ISLAMABAD (INP): National Security Advisor Rtd Lt General Nasser Khan Janjua has said national security is linked with economy and political stability .
Speaking at a function here on Tuesday, the National Security Advisor said the geo strategies and geo- policies have seen immense changes at the international level therefore , he said national security should also be seen in regional and global perspective otherwise the country cannot move ahead. He said as a nation, we must be certain about our direction.
He said economy and security are two sides of the same coin and one cannot be given priority over the other. He said if the people are not secured, it means the country is not safe. He said the national security also means security of the national borders and therefore the scope of the security has been widened.
The Advisor also emphasised that national security is also closely related to good governance, human resource development, food security, provision of health facilities to people and taking care of the needs of the poor.
He said monitoring and vigilance of the international borders of the country has been strengthened as part of the strategy to beef up national security. He said protection of cyber information is also necessary to ensure national security.