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Friday Oct 08 2021
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National Security Committee reviews internal, external security, Afghan situation

PM Imran Khan speaks during a meeting. Photo: Prime Ministers Office/File
PM Imran Khan speaks during a meeting. Photo: Prime Minister's Office/File

  • Pakistan's top civilian, military leadership gather at PM House for NSC meeting. 
  • NSC meeting reviews national security, evolving situation in Afghanistan and border management.
  • Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf, and Defence Minister Pervez Khattak also present.


ISLAMABAD: A National Security Meeting was held on Friday at the Prime Minister's House where the country's top civilian and military leadership took stock of the internal and external security challenges faced by Pakistan, including the ever-evolving situation in western neighbour Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the huddle, following which Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed held a press conference to brief the media on what was discussed.

Rasheed said that the meeting was attended by Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu.

He added that Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed was present at the meeting.

According to the interior minister, border management formed part of the discussion, besides all issues pertaining to the current situation of the country.

Earlier, along with Rasheed, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf, and Defence Minister Pervez Khattak arrived at the PM House to attend the meeting.

Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry were also present.

Sources told Geo News the NSC will also review the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) with India.