PM Nawaz chairs National Security Committee meeting

PM Nawaz chairs National Security Committee meeting

Islamabad (Staff Report): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee at PM House over regional security issues and Qatar’s diplomatic row with Arab states.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Zubair Hayat, along with all three services chiefs, as well as federal ministers and other officials part of the committee attended the meeting of the country’s highest security forum.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s statement at a regional peace conference in Kabul, the Indian aggression along the Line of Control and the recent conversation of the two countries’ military operations chiefs and the situation in Qatar were also discussed during the meeting.

During the NSC meeting, Pakistani officials strongly rejected the baseless allegations leveled on Pakistan while strongly condemning the Kabul bombing and resolving to remain steadfast and resolute in support of the Afghan people.

It was highlighted that Pakistan was the only country in the region which has achieved clear and measurable success against terrorism, despite having limited resources and having borne considerable human and economic losses.

On Tuesday night, the corps commanders urged the Afghan government to "look inward and identify the real issues", instead of blaming Islamabad for every terrorism incident in their country. The top army commanders’ comment came in response to allegations by Kabul that Pakistan continues to use terror as a tool.