National Security Committee satisfied over counter terrorism efforts

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) of the Cabinet that expressed satisfaction over the counter terrorism steps taken by the security institutions.

The meeting here at the PM House reviewed the measures taken for national security.

The participants were briefed on the measures adopted for national security in the country that have drawn wide and broad appreciation from the international leadership, a statement said.

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

The NSC meeting also expressed concern over the apparent role of hostile agencies in Pakistan.

The armed forces development programme including procurement of F-16 fighter jets from USA was also discussed.

The meeting was attended by Ministers for Finance, Defence, Interior and Information, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Director General ISI, National Security Advisor and other senior officials.

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