ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) on Wednesday detail discussed the matters related to the country’s internal and external security, relations with Afghanistan and the situations along the Line of Control (LoC).
The meeting was held on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khauqan Abbasi in the chair.
The Committee expressed grave concern over frequent incidents of cross-border firing by Indian forces over the Line of Control (LoC) and strongly condemned the grave violations of human rights inflicted upon innocent people of Occupied Kashmir.
NSC has reiterated that regional peace and progress is directly linked to resolution of all outstanding issues, including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting reviewed internal and external security situation and the foreign policy imperatives in regional and global context.
The National Security Committee reaffirmed its continued commitment to pursue peace and stability in Afghanistan through an Afghan owned and Afghan-led peace process.
The Committee expressed satisfaction over the gains of anti-terrorism operations particularly Radd-ul-Fasaad and Khyber-IV and resolved to continue with these operations till elimination of the last trace of terrorist elements.
While giving briefing to the committee foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said that government has informed the Afghanistan government about its clear cut stance. She said that Pakistan is ready for every initiate that would helpful for the restoration of durable peace in Afghanistan.
Janjua said the Afghan government was informed of Pakistan's point of view with regards to the regional security situation. The foreign secretary apprised the council members of reiteration of Pakistan's demand to Afghanistan to act against terrorist sanctuaries on its soil.
Country top military leadership attended the meeting. In addition, the meeting is also attended by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Defence Minister Khurram Dastagar and other senior officials.