Pak PM calls for 'redesigning' military doctrine to counter forces 'derailing system'

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 05, 2013 08:10 hrs

Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has called for redesigning the military doctrine in a bid to counter forces bent on "derailing the system."

He said that it is essential for the country to stand against forces who are trying to derail the system.

According to the Express Tribune, Ashraf's statement came two days after media reported that Pakistan Army has come up with a new Army doctrine in which it identified "home-grown militancy" as the biggest threat to national security.

Ashraf linked national security to political stability and said a comprehensive strategy was required to deal with terrorism in the country.

Combating the menace requires more than army action and that political will and public support are critical to success in this regard, he said.

He vowed that the government would provide necessary resources to the armed forces in the war against terror.

Ashraf urged institutions responsible for national security to improve intelligence gathering and establish effective coordination among civil-military institutions to tackle the menace. (ANI)

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