ISLAMABAD -  Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the incumbent government’s proposed National Security Policy, having three major components - Secret, Strategic, and Operational - was in final stages of formation that would help the government in effectively combating militancy and eradicating extremism.

The minister said this in his one-hour discourse to 170 senior civil and military officers, including 14 from other countries, participating in the National Security and War Course at the National Defence University (NDU) here on Wednesday.

He said that their enemy was vague and divided and their security policy was proactive in nature, which would address the problems that were being faced by the country at present. He said that the new security policy would have three components - Secret, Strategic, and Operational.

Nisar said that the government had initiated the dialogue process with the militants in the light of decisions taken during the All Parties Conference (APC), but regretted that a drone strike disrupted it.  The minister said that now the government had again started the process of dialogue with the militants. He said that they wanted a durable solution of the menace of terrorism and the use of force would only be their last resort. He further said that it had been categorically communicated to the US that drone strikes were counter-productive and must immediately be stopped. This continues to be an irritant in Pak-US relationship, he said.Nisar said the media should more proactively project the sacrifices of the forces in fighting terrorism.

He said the government would make all out efforts for enhancing the operational capability of the law enforcement agencies.

He said National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) would be their focal point for counter-terrorism efforts and a Joint Intelligence Directorate would be established under this agency for intelligence analysis and coordination among various intelligence agencies.

The address was followed by a one-hour question and answer session.