PM Abbasi chairs meeting of National Security Council in Islamabad

11:38 AM | 16 Aug, 2017
PM Abbasi chairs meeting of National Security Council in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of National Security Council on Wednesday to discuss different issues pertaining to security and border management, local media reported.

Under the new prime minister, this is the first meeting being attended by high-level civil and military leadership at Prime Minister House.

According to Geo News, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah and Inter Services Intelligence Director General Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, among others were present in the meeting.

Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Tehmina Janjua and other senior officials are also attending the moot.

During the meeting, foreign secretary briefed the participants about her recent visit to Afghanistan. She also informed about reservations presented by Afghan leadership during the meeting.

Afghanistan has been informed that Pakistan was determined to carry on reconciliation process, Janjua told NSC meeting.

The neighbouring country has also been urged to launch crackdown against safe havens of terrorists groups in the country, the foreign  secretary added.

The participants also reviewed developments made under Operation Raddul Fasaad and Operation Zarb e Azb against the menace of terrorism in the country.

The PM was also briefed about ceasefire violations by Indian troops at Line of Control (LoC) and working boundary.