PM chairs two key meetings to discuss NAP, border security


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is chairing two high-level meetings today to discuss national security with special focus on the situation at the border where the Indian Army has continued unprovoked firing several times this week.

All provincial chief ministers including CM Gilgit-Baltistan arrived at the Prime Minister House to attend the first meeting that is discussing the National Action plan.

Adviser on National Security Nasir Janjua briefed the meeting which would also be attended by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, DG ISI, DG IB and others.

Janjua stressed that intelligence sharing with the provinces should be made functional, sources said.

All provincial chief ministers briefed the meeting over implementation of NAP, sources said.

Addressing the meeting the Prime Minister said that support of the provinces is vital in making NAP a success.

The Prime Minister will chair a second National Security Committee meeting. which will be attended by all military wing chiefs, Chairman Joint Chief of Army Staff, DG ISI, DG IB, National Security Advisor and the Defence Minister and others. Chief Ministers of all four provinces will also attend this meeting.

The foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhry will brief the members over rising tensions between India and Pakistan.

Pakistan’s political leadership on Monday put forward a united front on the issue of Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of parliamentary leaders yesterday to discuss the security situation with a special focus on the situation arising out of Indian troops’ unprovoked firing at the Line of Control (LoC) and the Indian army atrocities being committed in occupied Kashmir.

Tensions between the two border countries have mounted following an attack on a military base in Uri which killed 18 Indian soldiers and the killing of Kashmiri separatist Burhan Wani.

Following this India has violated the LoC agreement several times continuing unprovoked firing. On Thursday four Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom when Indian forces resorted to indiscriminate firing at the border.