Nawaz wants to regulate army's role in policy making

Islamabad, July 24 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants to regulate the army's role in the policy-making process of the country.

Leaked documents of the Proposed-Counter-Terrorism-Strategy revealed that the PML-N government is planning to establish National Counter Terrorism Force (NCTF) and National Counter Insurgency Force (NCIF) with the powers of intelligence and law enforcement.

Senior officials in Islamabad said that the army is on the same page about intelligence sharing and to tackle terrorism with the civilian leadership.

According to the Nation, a British-based news website reported that problems in the country demand close and quick decisions with mutual understanding from political and military leadership, but no mechanism is available to do so.

The report said that many factors will continue to enable terrorist groups to grow and to survive: sectarianism and religious extremism including spill-over of violence from Afghanistan.

It added that the presence of foreign militants and their sympathisers in Pakistan, weak control over mullah, mosque and madrasah, radicalization, economic disparity, weak writ of the government and absence of security policy/counter terrorism strategy were some of the important problems.

The report said that Pakistan Army's leadership has given assurance to the elected government about developing the system on national level to control the situation.

It added that to counter, terrorism in the country, the army is ready to share the experience and to assist the civilian setup. (ANI)

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