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National Security Council in Pakistan, For or Against ?

06 April, 2004

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The National Assembly has opened debate on National Security Council (NSC) bill on Monday.Government claimed that the NSC would provide a system of check and balance,it will not only strengthen the democratic institutions but all the institutions and it is in accordance with the Islamic injunctions and the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan.


NSC will be comprised of , President of Pakistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan,Speaker of National Assembly, all the chief ministers of the four provinces, Leader of Opposition in the parliament, Senate Chairman, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Airforce Chief.


On the other hand opposition parties specially MMA to jointly oppose the proposed National Security Council (NSC) bill in the National Assembly. Opposition says that government's aim is to give a role to Pak Army and the objective of formation of National Security Council is to dominate the parliament.


1.Do you think NSC is necessary for keeping the check and balance over the performance of Goverment ?


2.Is NSC aimed at dominating the Parliament?


Reader Comments:

RIGHT WAY TO DOMOCRACY

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL. VERY GOOD IDEA OF GENERAL PERVAZ MUSHARRAF. IT'S TOO GOOD HE IS THE PRESENDENT OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN.AFTER QUAID AZAM AND ZULFIQAR ALI BATTO GENERAL PERVAZ MUSHRRAF IS THE LEADER IN PAKISTAN AS A PRESEDENT OF PAKISTAN.MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON HIM) WAS ALSO A VERY GOOD GENERAL(SAPA SALAR)OF THE MUSLIM IN ARAB.AT LEAST IT IS NOT A POINT FOR THE MUSLIM WORLD. IT IS TOO GOOD FOR MUSLIM AND FOR PAKISTAN THAT WE HAVE A BRAVE SAPA SALAR AND HONEST PRESEDENT.FIRST TIME IN PAKISTAN NSE IS THE IDEA FOR PAKISTANI PEOPLE. THAT IS THE TIME THAT WE GO TOGATHER ALL PAKISTANI PEOPLE WITH FAITH AND HONISTY.

SAHIBZADA FAZAL AKBAR, Pakistan - 11 May, 2005

I would surely vote for national security council.With the current situation it is very sensible to go for national security council.First of all its not one man show or the armys role.All the parliamentarians ie primeminister,chief ministers of provinces and last but not least , the leader of opposition in the parliament are in the council.The country has a parliament, national assembley and senate and its progreesing towards a true democratic process.This is a good way for check and balances and last but not least in the end whatever is necessary for the country , decisions are taken like that. President Musharrafs idea of National security council is excellent.
Kashif.

Kashif Imam, United Kingdom - 09 June, 2005

Price Control in NSC?

Its funny they are discussing price control of commodities in NSC

Amjad Afridi, Pakistan - 09 June, 2005

Wake up Pakis

My personal opinion would be that, Gen. Musharraf is a blessing for Pakistan in all respects. I dont see any politician (98%) who is sincere to Pakistan. They all talk these days about democracy and aqittal of army from institutions, but any literate person can see the differences brought by President Musharraf and his team in past 5 years or so...
These greedy and self ceneterd politicians had already pushed our country to bankruptcy by plundering the state wealth and unfortunately everybody know this fact but still, these politicians from whichever political party are again trying to misguide and mislead innocent pakistani voters with their tactful speeches and using mal tactics in elections to gain their support.
I wish all the best to President Musharraf and his team and pray for their safety. Atleast today the world know that Pakistan is doing its utmost to set a permanent track of lifelong policies to consolidify our economy and to create a goodwill amongst the international fora.
We as a nation should be proud of our country instead of jsut criticizing for the sake of criticism and self vested interests.
Long Live Pakistan
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AJ, abroad, Pakistan - 25 August, 2005

all talks and no result

we are just some sort of lazy poeple make only big promises and big talk and big pledges but never made it true. are we muslims? are we fully helping our earth quake hit brothers ?? are we on true muslims or our leaders. THE ANSWER IS NETHER YOU NETHER AM I NOR OUR LEADERS. BECAUSE IT IS PROVED FROM ONE OF THE SAYINGS OF HAZRAT UMAR RAZI ALLAH TALAH "If any goat's kid is left hungry one night on the other end of the river Nile on the day of judgement the Allah almighty will ak me about it. So even for our basic needs what the government is doing yes i know our government is helpless and what can they do by just sitting on comfortable chairs they have'nt yet watched out the reality yet!! it is all because we are Muslims but have no faith and no unity it is most main cause!!!!!!
asslam-o-alikum and Pakistan zindah bad !!!!!!!!!!!!







shazli muhammad murad, Pakistan - 13 November, 2005

National Assembly Coverage

Why do you not give the coverage of National Assembly?
Where we should find that in the websites?

Anjum Mumtaz, Pakistan - 16 June, 2006

We do need it

Yes we do need NSC but we also need to run this sincerely. We can succeed only If every single person takes his responsibilities seriously.

Khurshid Ahmad Butt, Pakistan - 14 October, 2006

National security council with military in is a must

After watching the dis-unity of our people, even at foreign, where not even two can sit together or agree on any thing. Instead they are threatening to each other on very simple matters like the importance of our sacred military or even some trifles like "Does Noor Jehan sings better or Lata", I have now got my trust in the unity, discipline and fitness of our nation's most important institution of Pak military and the very able and honest leadership of Musharraf, who deserves to be there for the very best.

I WISH THAT THEY SHOULD AWARD MUSHARRAF WITH NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LIKE THEY DID TO HENRY KISSINGER, LE DUC THO AND ANWAR SADAT.

EVEN AMERICA'S SECRETARY OF STATE CONDI RICE HAD SAID AS SUCH:

"AMERICA HAS NO VISION BEYOND MUSHARRAF"

PAKISTAN IS LUCKY TO HAVE A VERY FIT, DISCIPLINED AND UNITED MILITARY WITH MUSHARRAF AS THE JEWEL AND CROWN.

AFTER SEEING BEHAVIOUR OF SOME CIVILIAN IN CANADA, AFTER SEEING RIFT IN CHARTER OF DEMOCRACY, AFTER WATCHING THE CJ DRESSED LIKE A FILM STAR INSTEAD OF A STATESMAN TYPE LOOKS AND DRESSING, AFTER WATCHING LAWYERS ONLY DOODLING ON 6 FEET SIGNING REGISTER LIKE GRADE 2 CHILDREN OF AMERICA, I AM BECOMING A SUPPORTER OF MUSHARRAF AND OF GREAT PAK ARMY MORE THAN ANY BODY ELSE IN THE COUNTRY.

MUSHARRAF'S GOVERNANCE HAS GIVEN MORE THAN 15 BILLION DOLLARS AS CASH RESERVES FOR NATION'S KITTY, HAS SUSTAINED BETTER THAN 7 PERCENT ECONOMIC GROWTH RATE, HAS MANAGED THE GLOBAL AND INTERNAL TERROR VERY EFFECTIVELY AND SKILFULLY, HAS DONE THE MAJIC JOB OF KEEPING A VERY BIG GLOBAL WAR AWAY BY WISELY REFUSING INVASION ROUTE AGAINST IRAN.

EVEN DICK CHENNY HAD TO BOW TO THE WISDOM OF MUSHARRAF AND PAK ARMY.GLOBAL PEACE WITH RETREATING GOLD PRICE HAS KICKED IN EVER SINCE THAT DAY.I WOULD REQUEST PAKS TO INVEST THAT KITTY IN GOLD AS IT RETREATS TO 550-600 USD PER OUNCE AND ON GOLD PRICE REBOUND AFTER SEE THAT KITTY GROW TO 20-25 BILLION USD.UAE DOES IT WISELY AND HAS THE MOST THROBBING ECONOMY IN M.E.

MUSHARRAF DESRVES NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR THAT BOLD DECISION OF PEACE AND THE WHOLE WORLD MUST BE THANKFUL TO MUSHARRAF AND HIS POWERFUL AND DISCIPLINED AND WISE PAK ARMY'S CORPS COMMAND, WHICH IS THE NATION'S LIFE LINE.EVERY THING ELSE LIKE DOCTORS, ENGINEERS, ACCOUNTANTS, PROFESSORS, SCIENTISTS, LAWYERS OR JUDGES COME AFTER OUR SACRED LIFELINE OF THE NATION.

ANY ONE ATTACKING ARMED FORCES OF THE COUNTRY IS A TRAITOR AS NO ONE DOES THAT IN THE SENSIBLE WORLD.

EVEN IN AMERICA, FIRING OF ARMY GENERAL MACARTHER BY US PRESIDENT, EVEN ON BASE OF WISDOM THAT THE GENERALS ACTS WOULD HAVE CAUSED WORLD WAR THREE, RESULTED IN NATION'S REVENGEFUL ELECTION OF AN OTHER GREAT GENERAL EISEHOWER AS THE PRESIDENT EVEN IN VERY PEACEFUL TIMES OF THE WORLD.

MILITARY HAS A PLACE IN THE HEARTS OF THE NATION TO WHOM THEY BELONG.ANY BODY SLIGHTING THE ARMED FORCES IS NOT A TRUE PATRIOT.

EVERY PATRIOT IN PAKISTAN, THEREFORE, WILL FAVOUR NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WITH ALL THREE CHIEFS OF ARMED FORCES AS ITS INTEGRAL AND THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENTS.

I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT THE NATION'S REAL LIFE LINE, CORPS COMMAND SHOULD AND MUST ALSO BE THERE AS WELL.

AND ABOVE ALL OUR ARMED FORCES ARE MOST DISCIPLINED, UNITED AND STRONG.WE AND THE WORLD NEED THEM MORE THAN ANY BODY ELSE IN OUR COUNTRY.

ALLAH BLESS THE REMAINING NATION WITH THE SAME DISCIPLINE, UNITY AND HONESTY LIKE OUR MILITARY WITH MUSHARRAF ARE BLESSED WITH-AMEN.


Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 03 July, 2007

NSC

In all other big powers of the world, one can see there are formed such institutions some perform their functions and duties in effectual and responsible ways, some need the time and the nation. To forming NSC is a big demand of the hour. For a country holding nuclear devices, the importance of NSC has raised to such a point that without it the proper functioning of the country is impossible. We should strengthen our institutions and not our personalities. Institutions lead to a prosperous and powerful land. There should be a check and balance system over each and every person and the decisions should be taken with a total harmony.

ansar mahmood, Pakistan - 04 October, 2007

NSC

I AM FOR 100%.
I go along with the opinion of Ansar Mahmood of Pakistan. A country like Pakisan where history is in front of everybody and today there are many more young educated girls/boys who can see very well what is needed for the security and safeguard of funds which are very hard to come by when petrol prices are sky high and affecting the general public with low income,why not have a strong body to keep checks and balance. Its too good and must have it. President Musharraf must remain the Head of the National Security Council so that nothing is wasted and stolen from the country. Its a very positive thinking and decision and entire nation supports it. Only those who got some wrong intentions they might differ and they are in small numbers. Majority will deal with them.

Mohammad, United Arab Emirates - 17 March, 2008

NSC

reply to Mr. Ansar Butt, please read the history of or country. corrupt and politician's brought
army and greeted them with flowers. BTW, Justice Javid Iqbal said the the same. NSC has nothing to with the parliment. It discusses internal and external situation or any threat to the nation.

mian Riaz, United Kingdom - 20 March, 2008

NSC.Necessarily Unnecessary

q no 2, i don't think NSC was necessary in the presence of musharraf, a military ruler. actually it was supra costitutional step of Musharraf.

muhammad saleem sajid, Pakistan - 16 December, 2010

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