ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday launched the first of its kind Policy Advisory Portal of the National Security Division in the Inaugural Session of the Islamabad Security Dialogue.
The portal has been developed by the National Security Division to engage over 100 think tanks and academia in policymaking.
While inaugurating the advisory portal, Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the initiative and said that Pakistan has immense young talent in this Country and that we do not value.
“This is a step in the right direction,” he said.
The advisory portal will be a dedicated and integrated platform through which major think tanks and universities, working on the subject of comprehensive national security will be able to share policy recommendations directly with the national leadership.
“The aim of the portal is to bridge the gap between intellectuals and policymakers”, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Dr. Moeed Yusuf, who conceived the portal, said.
The Islamabad Security Dialogue is a two-day International Conference. Two Sessions of the Islamabad Security Dialogue were held on Wednesday while three Sessions will take place on Thursday.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa will inaugurate the second day.
Being held mostly in a virtual format, the Dialogue is being attended by officials, global and regional experts, and media.
The main theme of the Islamabad Security Dialogue is the Comprehensive Security Framework that will enable the Country to unfold its untapped potential in becoming a hub of global and regional development.
The National Security Division plans to make the Islamabad Security Dialogue an annual event to parallel the world’s leading security dialogues.