NSC agrees to intensify counter-terrorism operations

Meeting under PM Shehbaz decided to continue zero tolerance policy against terrorists

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The National Security Committee (NSC) has agreed to continue and intensify counter-terrorism operations in the country.

The 41st meeting of the National Security Committee chaired by the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif lasted for two hours at the Prime Minister’s House, in which the chiefs of the armed forces, including the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, ministers of information, defense, finance, foreign affairs and interior attended.

The meeting was also attended by DG ISI, DG IB, DG MI and DG MO among other military and civilian officials, while committee members and the four chief ministers were also present in the meeting.

Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Ishaq Dar briefed the participants on the security and economic situation of the country.

DG ISI also gave a detailed briefing on the current security situation in the country and against terrorists.

According to media reports, the meeting agreed to continue the operation against terrorism and intensify it further. It was decided that zero tolerance policy against terrorists will continue.

On the other hand, a meeting of parliamentary leaders was held before the NSC meeting, which was attended by Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Aslam Bhutani, Khalid Magsi, Khurram Dastgir, Federal Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar and others.

The current political and judicial situation was discussed in the meeting. The Prime Minister took the parliamentary leaders into confidence on the future strategy. In the important meeting, the situation in the region, Pak-US relations were discussed.

In addition, the meeting discussed the regional situation including Iran, Afghanistan and India. China’s role in the restoration of Iran-Saudi Arabia relations was also discussed in the meeting and the economic and political situation of the country was discussed in detail.