ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today issued directions to immediately establish a National Intelligence Directorate under National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) in a bid to strengthen the coordination between military and civilian agencies.

A high level meeting headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was held in Islamabad today. The meeting reviewed the national security and security policy in the country. Top civilian and military leadership including all the four chief ministers, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, other federal ministers, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Ashfaq Nadeem and Director General ISI Lieutenant General Zaheerul Islam attended the meeting. Director General ISI Lt Gen Zaheer ul Islam briefed the participants on the internal security. According to the reports, the participants of the meeting agreed to implement the national security policy to end terrorism in the country. The meeting also reviewed the efficiency of federal and provincial law enforcement agencies and new legislation to tackle terrorism.

Speaking on this occasion, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said it is the high time to take final decision to overcome this menace and bring peace in the country. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed the construction of new jails equipped with modern security systems in the four provinces. The meeting also decided about the facility of one bomb disposal vehicle for each province.