ISI is country's first line of defence: PM

Published: November 15, 2014
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif talks to DG ISI Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar. PHOTO: PID

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif talks to DG ISI Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Satuday on Saturday met newly-appointed Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar at the PM House and discussed the overall security situation in the country.

Gen Akthar took the reins as the new ISI chief on November 7, making this the first meeting between the premier and Akhtar.

According to media reports, Nawaz and Akhtar discussed ongoing military offensive Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan .

The prime minister lauded the efforts of the ISI in regard to the security of the country.

“ISI is the country’s first line of defence,” Sharif said.

Prior to his meeting with the prime minster, Gen Akhtar had met with Army chief General Raheel Sharif November 11, where the army chief was briefed about the internal and external security situation of the country.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Samir
    Nov 15, 2014 - 8:52PM

    Nope ISI is not country’s first line of defense but corruption free good governance, education, good economy is.

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  • king
    Nov 16, 2014 - 9:20AM

    yaa and that’s why you need to be very careful against ISI as they are the first line of defence

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  • Timorlane
    Nov 16, 2014 - 10:29AM

    Oh yeah so that’s why you stood like dried glue with Geo in its defamation campaign against ISI and still blindly support Geo Group

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