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PM presides meeting of National security committee

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif presided meeting of national security committee to discuss national and international security issues and ongoing military operation across the country.

The meeting of the country’s highest security forum, second in a week, is being attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Zubair Hayat, along with all three services chiefs, as well as federal ministers and other officials part of the committee.

Sources said the participants of the meeting will discuss Tuesday’s statement by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at a regional peace conference in Kabul, the Indian aggression along the Line of Control and the recent conversation of the two countries’ military operations chiefs and the situation in Qatar.

The committee last met on May 31, when it discussed progress on Operation Raddul Fasaad and the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

On Tuesday night, the corps commanders urged the Afghan government to “look inward and identify the real issues”, instead of blaming Islamabad for every terrorism incident in their country. The top army commanders’ comment came in response to allegations by Kabul that Pakistan continues to use terror as a tool.

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