Internal Security Division: 29 new wings of civil armed forces to be raised

Internal Security Division: 29 new wings of civil armed forces to be raised
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ISLAMABAD: (APP) A high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday decided to raise 29 new wings of civil armed forces to improve border-management and ensure internal security .

The meeting attended by the government officials and top military leadership reviewed the overall internal security situation, here at the PM House.

It was decided that National Security Adviser Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua would head NAP 's Implementation Committee, with other members including the Secretary Interior, Director General National Counter Terrorism Authority, provincial secretaries, Inspector Generals of Police, home secretaries and an Additional Secretary of PM's Office.

The Committee will also be assisted by a representative from each of the intelligence agencies while the military will be represented by Director General Military Operations (DGMO).

The meeting also reviewed the existing mechanism to check funding of terrorists and agreed to further increase stringent controls.

Recent passage of the Cyber Crimes Bill by the Parliament also came under discussion. It was decided that an implementation mechanisms to deal with this law would be put in place at the earliest.

The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, PM's Adviser and Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Tariq Fatemi, National Security Adviser Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, DG Intelligence Bureau Aftab Sultan, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry, and senior civil and military officials.

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