'Good civil-military relations in interest of Pakistan'

Indo Asian News Service

Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said good coordination and close cooperation between the civil and military leadership is in the interest of the state.

"Better civil-military relations in Pakistan are always an eyesore for our foes as well as those masquerading as our friends," the Interior Minister was quoted by Dawn, while addressing senior military officers at the National Defence University. He added that the improved relations between the two state organs have delivered results.

He also said the country was facing many challenges and that a joint effort was required by all state institutions to overcome them.

"Security today is a multi-pronged, multi-dimensional and a multi-faceted issue," Khan added.