Top civil, military leaders discuss security


Islamabad May 31 (TNS): Top civil and military leaders on Wednesday held a meeting on national security at the Prime Minister’s Office.

The high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also discussed the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in the light of the arbitrary stay order of International Court of Justice over the execution.

The meeting also discussed the recent visit of the prime minister to Riyadh where he, along with other leaders of Islamic countries and US President Donald trup, had attended a security summit.

Though Pakistan has announced to join the 41-member Saudiled military alliance primarily meant to counter terrorism, officials are claiming that the country has not formally entered into the agreement to join the bloc.

This comes after the Saudi King, while addressing the security summit in Riyadh, had accused Iran of fomenting unrest in the Middle East by arming and financing proxies.

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa briefed the meeting about the internal and external security threats. The army chief updated the huddle about the ongoing operation Raddul Fassad and the security situation on the eastern and western borders.

The meeting also discussed the security being provided to workers and Chinese national working on CPEC projects across the country. The meeting also took stock of recent killing of workers in Balochistan.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Defence Minister Khwaja Asif, Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz, and the director general of ISI and other officials attended the meeting.