NSC raises concern over role of hostile agencies in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD –The National Security Committee of the cabinet held 5th meeting at the Prime Minister’ House on Wednesday under the supervision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

While chairing the meeting, the prime ministerexpressed satisfaction over counter terrorism efforts of the security institutions which had drawn appreciation from the international leadership.

The meeting discussed the deliberations at the recently held nuclear security summit and expressed satisfaction over international acknowledgement of the safety standards of Pakistan’s nuclear security regime and the National Command Authority.

The meeting also expressed concern over the apparent role of hostile agencies in Pakistan. The armed forces development programme including the procurement of F-16 fighter jets from the United States was also discussed.

Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif, Minister for Interior Affairs Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar, National Security Advisor Lieutenant General (retired) Nasir Khan Janjua and other senior officials attended the meeting.

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