PM Imran chairs meeting of National Intelligence Coordination Committee

PM receives a comprehensive briefing, discusses enhanced intelligence cooperation


Our Correspondent June 23, 2021

A special meeting of the recently established National Intelligence Coordination Committee (NICC) was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday, said a press release.

The meeting, held at the Inter-Services Intelligence Secretariat in Islamabad, involved a comprehensive briefing and a discussion on enhanced intelligence cooperation.

The statement added that the prime minister appreciated the ongoing efforts and "expressed satisfaction over the performance of National Intelligence Coordination Committee".

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

On his arrival, the premier was received by Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid and was also attended by federal ministers Sheikh Rashid, Fawad Chaudhry and heads of services intelligence agencies, FIA and the IB.

The NICC was notified by the government on January 22, 2021, and is "a platform for intelligence coordination and cooperation for unified and wholesome national intelligence assessment".

Earlier in May, the prime minister appreciated the diligent efforts of the ISI for national security and expressed his satisfaction over its professional preparedness.

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.

A comprehensive briefing was given to the civil and military leadership on the regional and national security situation during the visit. 

 

 

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