Civil-military leadership directs action against Dawn’s ‘misleading’ story on national security

03:46 PM | 10 Oct, 2016
Civil-military leadership directs action against Dawn’s ‘misleading’ story on national security

ISLAMABAD - The country’s top leadership gathered in Prime Minister House on Monday, and discussed the matters pertaining to national and regional security.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and DG ISI Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who was accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

The participants of the meeting expressed concern over the publication of a fabricated news story in Daily Dawn pertaining to security issues purportedly discussed in a meeting of National Security Committee in the last week.

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Also, the participants were unanimous that the published story was clearly violative of universally acknowledged principles of reporting on national security issues and has risked the vital state interests through inclusion of inaccurate and misleading contents which had no relevance to actual discussion and facts.

The participants felt that it was imperative that the print and electronic media refrained itself from speculative reporting and issues of national security and interests of the state.

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PM Nawaz took serious notice of the violation and directed that those responsible should be identified for stern action.

The meeting further reaffirmed that the army and intelligence agencies shall continue to play a lead role in our fight against terrorism which is proceeding smoothly and without any discrimination whatsoever with complete consensus of all stakeholders.