ISLAMABAD Aug 16 (APP): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) here in Islamabad today.
The meeting reviewed both internal and external security situation and the foreign policy imperatives in regional and global context. While reaffirming its continued commitment to pursue peace and stability in Afghanistan through an Afghan owned and Afghan led peace process, the forum resolved to work at all levels with the people and Government of Afghanistan for removal of all irritants including repeated cross border fire and support network in Afghanistan for terrorist incidents in Pakistan.
The National Security Committee expressed grave concern over frequent incidents of cross-border firing by Indian forces over the Line of Control and strongly condemned the grave violations of human rights inflicted upon innocent people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The participants reiterated that regional peace and progress was directly linked to resolution of all outstanding issues including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
The NSC unanimously expressed satisfaction over the gains of anti-terrorism operations particularly Radd-ul-Fasaad and Khyber-4 and resolved to continue with these operations till elimination of the last trace of terrorist elements.
NSC lauded the zeal, fervor and unity demonstrated by the entire nation during the ongoing 70th Independence Day celebrations.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Defence Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, National Security Advisor Lt. Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua, Director General ISI, Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar and senior civil and military officials.
APP Hamza/VNS Islamabad