South Asia and Beyond

Pakistan Unveils National Security Policy

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan unveiled the public version of the first ever national security policy, all of 62 pages. It called for strengthening the economy and ensuring economic security, blaming India for the focus on security since independence. Normalising trade ties with India would depend on Delhi returning Kashmir to statehood, the policy says, and warns that the rise of Hindutva-driven politics was impacting Pakistan’s security. Opposition parties said they were not consulted on the policy.

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