NSC raises concern over role of hostile agencies in Pakistan

National Security Committee of Cabinet chaired by PM Nawaz discusses country's security situation

Abdul Manan April 06, 2016

The National Security Committee of the Cabinet on Wednesday raised concern over the role of hostile agencies in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired the fifth meeting of the National Security Committee at the PM House in Islamabad, days after the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

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The meeting also comes following the arrests of a ‘RAW officer’ and an Afghan intelligence agent from Balochistan’s town of Chaman. An Afghan intelligence agent was arrested by security forces near the Pakistan-Afghan border region of Chaman. Further on March 3, RAW agent Kulbhoshan Yadav was arrested from the same region near Balochistan.

During the meeting, PM Nawaz was briefed on the steps being taken for national security in the country. The committee expressed satisfaction over counter terrorism efforts of the security institutions which have drawn wide and broad appreciation from international leadership. The recently held Nuclear Security Summit was also discussed at length, and those present expressed satisfaction over international acknowledgement of the safety and security standards of Pakistan’s nuclear security regime and the National Command Authority.

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The armed forces development programme, including the procurement of F-16 fighter jets from USA, was also discussed.

The meeting was attended by ministers for finance, defence, interior and information, chairman, Joint chiefs of Staff Committee, chief of army staff, chief of naval staff, chief of air Staff, director general ISI, national security advisor and other senior officials.