President calls upon state bodies to work out joint national security policy

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 4 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Friday said representatives of all state institutions should work out a combined national strategy to effectively address the issues related to national security.
Addressing at the certificate distribution ceremony of 70th National Security Workshop here at the National Defence University, the President said a broad-based national security policy was need of the hour.
The President said National Security Workshop was important in gathering parliamentarians, bureaucrats, military personnel and members of civil society at a platform to deliberate upon the issues of national importance.He said in today’s inter-connected and inter-depended world, the need to understand international matters and related policies had increased manifold. The President said the holding of such interactive workshops was
significant to divulge upon the issues of national and international importance.
He hoped that National Security Workshop would enhance the
capacity of experts on national affairs in areas of policy-making and administration.
The President lauded the contributions of NDU in national development
and also for hosting the quality workshop on security.
He congratulated the participants of the workshop and expressed confidence that the knowledge and understanding which they had acquired at NDU would go a long way in their future assignments.
President NDU Lt. Gen. Anwar Ali Haider in his welcome address said NDU stands out as prestigious institution and a leading think-tank of the country that provides a platform both for military and civilian experts to share views on national issues.
Earlier, President Mamnoon Hussain gave away degrees to the graduates
of the National Security Workshop.