Afghanistan situation discussed in NSC meeting
According to media reports, the leading civil and military officials met on Friday (today) to examine the Afghanistan situation in a National Security Committee (NSC) led by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The NSC meeting was attended by the federal ministers Shaha Mahmood Qureshi, Fawad Chaudhry, Shaukat Tarin, Sheikh Rasheed, Pervez Khattak, NSA Moeed Yusuf, services head and DG ISI.
Following the critical meeting, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed stated that the senior civilian and military leadership addressed the country’s law and order as well as the present situation in Afghanistan.
According to Sheikh Rasheed, the meeting also covered the border issue as well as a comprehensive discussion of the law and order situation.
During Tajikistan’s President’s recent visit to Pakistan in June, Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasised the need for peace in Afghanistan for business trade between Pakistan and Tajikistan.
Gwadar, according to Prime Minister Imran Khan, would facilitate commerce between the two countries. He stated that peace in Afghanistan is critical for the Pak-Tajik business.
“Chaos in Afghanistan will ultimately increase the menace of terrorism,” Prime Minister Imran Khan warned during a joint news conference with visiting Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in Islamabad following the signing of several MoUs between the two nations.