Civil, military huddle discusses national, regional security at ISI headquarters

PM Imran appreciates diligent efforts of country’s premium intelligence agency for national security, says PMO

News Desk May 24, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives at the Inter-Services Intelligence Secretariat on May 24, 2020. PHOTO: PMO

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday appreciated diligent efforts of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) for national security and expressed his satisfaction over its professional preparedness, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

The premier expressed these remarks during a visit to ISI Secretariat. He was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar.

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A comprehensive briefing was given to the civil and military leadership on the regional and national security situation, the press release added.

Director General ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed welcomed the dignitaries.

The country’s civil and military leadership also visited the headquarters of the country’s prime spy agency in November, 2020.

In April last year, another such meeting took place when the premier and General Qamar visited the ISI headquarters and received a comprehensive briefing, covering the entire spectrum of internal and external challenges, including the impact of Covid-19.

The prime minister while appreciating the sacrifices and contributions of the ISI, being a superior state intelligence agency, emphasised that no effort would be spared for security, integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan, a statement said.