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National Security Committee likely to meet this week

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) is likely to meet this week with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair to discuss key security issues, ARY News reported on Monday.

Sources said the heads of the country’s security institutions and key ministers, including Finance Minister Asad Umar, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi will attend the meeting.

Among the issues that will come under discussion is the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, which is being heard by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

The Foreign Office will brief the top security body about progress in the case.

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Besides, the NSC will deliberate on the situation stemming from the Pulwama attack and Indian allegations, review the overall security of the country, the Afghan reconciliation and peace process and Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s visit of Islamabad.

Earlier today, the Foreign Office said India couldn’t submit any new statement before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

According to spokesperson Foreign Office, India couldn’t come up with significant justification regarding passport of Jadhav. “India failed to tell the court about arrival of Jadhav into Pakistan and the reason behind it.”

The FO said India even could explain that how Kulbhushan Jadhav managed to get the passport and travel at least 17 times to Delhi.

“India also failed in putting up justifiable arguments on retirement date of Kulbhushan Jadhav,” the spokesperson added.

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