ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that the government has decided to allow a permanent residency scheme for foreign nationals.
In a tweet on Friday, he said the step is in line with the new National Security Policy through which Pakistan has declared Geo-economics as the core of its National security doctrine.
The minister said the new policy will allow foreigners to get permanent resident status in lieu of investment.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the country’s first-ever citizen-centric National Security Policy 2022-2026, saying that an inclusive development was inevitable for national security.
“Inclusive growth means not only to uplift the poor people but also the neglected areas… (In such case) every common man becomes a stakeholder to protect the state… The biggest security is when people stand behind state for its protection,” the prime minister said addressing the launching ceremony of the public version of the otherwise secret document.
The prime minister, who earlier signed the historic document, appreciated the National Security Division for formulating a policy based on the consensus of the whole state and defining the national security in a “right manner”.
First of its kind in Pakistan’s history, the National Security policy articulates a citizen-centric framework, placing economic security at its core and seeking a secure and economically resilient Pakistan. The formulation process of the policy includes multiple consultations with official stakeholders including federal ministers, 120 experts, 300 students, and 600 people from all walks of life.
The prime minister said the NSP would also help correct the dimension and help the whole government machinery to move in one direction for achieving national security and stability.