Islamabad, Pakistan: The supreme body of Pakistan that looks at the security dynamics of the country have started deliberation in Islamabad to design new economic, social, and strategic security for the country.
The supreme body that is also known as National Security Committee (NSC) is chaired by Prime Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif and was attended by federal ministers, including Ishaq Dar, Ahsan Iqbal, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, while Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Asim Munir and other top officials of armed forces were also present.
Economic conditions, regional security, Afghanistan, terrorism, and TTP are the main issues to be discussed during the next three days, commented insiders.
According to insiders, participants paid rich tributes to the sacrifices of martyrs in the fight against terrorism, expressed condolences, and showed compassion to the families of martyrs. A collective pray was performed for martyrs’ souls.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar briefed the participants about the economic situation and challenges confronting the country as well as economic strategy and measures taken by the government in this regard.
Intelligence agencies presented a detailed briefing on the overall situation of peace and security in the country and factors behind the recent waves of terrorism and steps to curb them.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar apprised the forum about Pakistan’s interactions with the interim government of Afghanistan.
The NSC will continue on Monday during which more decisions will be taken in light of the suggestions to be presented in the sitting.