Islamabad, Pakistan: Prime Minister Mian Shabaz Sharif has said that National Security Committee (NSC) has reaffirmed that peace is non-negotiable.
Using his Twitter, PM added that NSC took some major decisions yesterday after hours-long deliberations. Two of them stand out: the State of Pakistan will adopt a zero-tolerance policy for terrorists challenging its writ. Peace is non-negotiable. He said that the economic roadmap will revive the economy and provide relief to the people.
It may be mentioned that NSC started on last Friday and concluded on Monday and no briefing was given to the media after this exceptionally important meeting. The supreme body of Pakistan which looks at the security dynamics of the country started deliberation in Islamabad on Friday to design new economic, social, and strategic security for the country. The supreme body that is also known as National Security Committee (NSC) was 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.
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 the factors behind the recent waves of terrorism and the 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.
Insiders claimed that the Committee took notice of the smuggling of over two Billion USD$ to Afghanistan every month and directed all agencies to bust the mafias involved in siphoning dollars out of Pakistan and the Committee also took serious notice of heavy wheat and edible items smuggling to Afghanistan.