PM chairs high-level meeting to discuss Afghanistan, internal security situation

Senior civil and military officials, including army chief, in attendance

Web Desk December 18, 2015
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: PID

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the internal security and Afghan situation in Islamabad, Radio Pakistan reported.

Senior civil and military officials, including Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant Gen Rizwan Akhtar, are attending the meeting along with Adviser to the PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and several others.

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Earlier this month, PM Nawaz and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Ministerial Conference in Islamabad.

In his opening remarks, PM Nawaz assured the people of Afghanistan that “any enemy of Afghanistan is an enemy of Pakistan.”

“Terrorists like Da’ish should strengthen our resolve against terrorism,” the premier said, adding that all efforts are underway to eradicate terrorism from the region.”

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“There must be collective and coordinated measures to ensure that the struggle against terrorism are irreversible,” he asserted.


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