Nisar, Shahbaz call on army chief at GHQ

Published: May 29, 2016
Sources say meeting expressed deep concern over the US drone attacks on Pakistani territory PHOTO: APP/FILE

Sources say meeting expressed deep concern over the US drone attacks on Pakistani territory PHOTO: APP/FILE

RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday met army chief General Raheel Sharif to discuss the national security situation, recent US drone attack and Pakistan Army’s achievements in war against terror.

According to sources, the meeting continued for about two hours at the general headquarters (GHQ). Earlier, Punjab chief minister arrived from Lahore at the Islamabad airport, where the interior minister received him. Later, they arrived at the GHQ on a helicopter.

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The army chief inquired from the Shahbaz Sharif about the health of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The premier, who is currently in London on a personal trip, will undergo an open heart surgery on Tuesday. The army chief expressed his best wishes and prayed for the quick recovery of the prime minister.

Sources said the meeting expressed deep concern over the US drone attacks on Pakistani territory, especially the recent May 21 attack in Balochistan and termed them a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty. In this regard, General Raheel briefed the two leaders about his recent meeting with the US Ambassador David Hale.

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The interior minister said a meeting of the cabinet’s defence committee will be convened to discuss the important matters after the prime minister recovers from his ailment and comes home back from London.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 29th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Adnan
    May 29, 2016 - 8:59AM

    Building good hospitals and a good education system are way more effective than praying for Nawaz’s health. The West works more and prays less and that is the reason they are so much more happier than the people of this region. We think praying is enough and will make up for laziness.Recommend

  • Tp
    May 29, 2016 - 9:01AM

    They are worried about the possibility of a military takeover. They just want to make sure and hear it straight from the source.Recommend

    May 29, 2016 - 10:30AM

    In what capacity is Shahbaz Shariff inquiring about the incident? He’s the CM of Punjab. Isn’t this more relevant for CM Balochistan?
    You are not the second in command after your big brother, Mr Shahbaz. That’s not how it works! Recommend

  • johnpauljones
    May 29, 2016 - 10:59AM

    Preparing for NS departure.. Time to move onRecommend

  • Raisani
    May 29, 2016 - 11:30AM

    I wonder why these two have to meet Army chief together? Are they going to be proved Mir Sadiq and Mir Jafar for the sick Nawaz Sharif? Recommend

  • Sunil
    May 29, 2016 - 1:10PM

    US is targeting terrorists roaming free in Pakistan, when its the job of Pakistan authorities to do.Recommend

  • Pakistan
    May 29, 2016 - 5:13PM

    I think it was very cold besides a very cold shoulder they got. No wonder they are dressed up for winters.Recommend

  • Babbarsher Khan
    May 29, 2016 - 5:54PM

    All according to the protocol of highest order!
    The junior sahibs were there for an audience with Bade Sahib and keep him in good humour. Long live “the democracy” in our Islamic Republic!Recommend

  • Singh
    May 29, 2016 - 6:30PM

    Is it democracy?Recommend

  • M.S.
    May 29, 2016 - 8:36PM

    Two have approached to the real authority to secure job of their boss.Recommend

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