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Directorate of Internal Security being set up


ISLAMABAD: A Directorate of Internal Security (DIS) under National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) is being established to strengthen security and improve law and order situation in the country. 
The DIS would be represented by 33 (thirty three) civilian  and military intelligence and operational agencies and would  have clear articulation of command and control by integrating all grids of tactical, operational and strategic intelligence under one roof. According to Interior Division here on Sunday, the 
Directorate would work on national narrative, rehabilitation, reconstruction, integration, mosques and madrassa mapping, legal reforms and policies related to internal security. The other objective is collection, analysis and dissemination through integrated qualitative intelligence gathering efforts having direct bearing on Internal Security to develop operational capability of conducting `Intelligence Based Operations’ to contain pre-empt and eliminate terrorism and other threats to public safety.
With regard to other measures adopted to improve law and order situation in the country, the Ministry said Pakistan  Automated Fingerprints Identification System (PAFIS) has collected more than 1.9 million fingerprints of suspects while 6.32 million un-verified SIMs have been blocked. 
Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) initiated Biometric Verification System according to agreed time lines. Ban has been imposed on issuance of arms licenses and more than 500 Million Fingerprints and 116.5 Million Facial Images have been collected by National Database  and Registration Authority (NADRA) and issuance of 95.2 million Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC).
The NADRA is assisting in providing identification services in matters of Counter Terrorism and crime which is helpful for maintaining law and order in the country. 

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