ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Security Adviser Lt. General (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua chaired the second meeting of Advisory Board of the National Security Division (NSD) in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Besides the Secretary National Security Division Iftikhar Hussain Babar, the meeting was attended by the former Foreign Secretary Ambassador (retd) Riaz Hussain Khokhar, the President Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) Major General (retd) Khalid Amir Jaffri, the Director General ISSRA Major General Muhammad Samrez Salik, the former Secretary NSD Muhammad Sadiq, and other senior members from the National Security Division, the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) and the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISS).In his opening remarks, Nasser Janjua welcomed the participants and asked them to give their input to chalk out a way forward to cater to security needs of the Country.
The Secretary NSD briefly highlighted the role and working of the NSD and provided an account of different issues which came under discussion in the National Security Committee meetings since the inaugural meeting of advisory board.
Subsequently, the agenda points including Pakistan’s security and foreign policy options towards the US, India, Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics came under detailed discussion. The Panel also deliberated on the Peace Offer made by the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Taliban.
The national security adviser appreciated the input given by the members, and said that the recommendations of the advisory board will be helpful in Pakistan’s different security and foreign policy initiatives.