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National Security Committee reviews country’s economic situation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk chaired the 26th meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) here in Islamabad on Friday. Minister for Finance Shamshad Akhtar gave a detailed presentation to the participants about the deliberations during meetings of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and International Co-operation Review Group held in Paris. Details of the Action Plan and the way forward were also discussed. The Committee appreciated the efforts of the Finance Minister and her team at…

NSC expresses satisfaction over measures to meet FATF requirements

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC), the country’s top civil-military body, on Friday expressed satisfaction over the progress made so far to meet the requirements of a global terror financing watchdog to avoid being put on the blacklist of countries unable to combat terror financing and money-laundering.  A meeting of the NSC was held in Islamabad on Friday with caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk in the chair. The committee directed that the progress should be shared with Financial…

Top civil-military body endorses Fata-KP merger

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC), the country's top civil-military body, has given the go-ahead to the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi presided over a meeting of the NSC at the PM House. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan,…

Top civil-military body rejects Nawaz’s controversial statement on Mumbai attacks

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC), the country’s top civil-military body, on Monday unanimously rejected the recent controversial statement of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif about alleged Pakistan’s role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, terming it incorrect and misleading. A crucial meeting of the NSC was held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair to discuss the situation arising out of the PML-N supreme leader’s remarks. According to a statement put out after the meeting, the…

NSC meeting called to discuss Nawaz’s misleading statement on Mumbai attacks

RAWALPINDI: A meeting of the National Security Council has been called on Monday to discuss the misleading statement of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif about the Mumbai attacks, ARY News reported. "NSC meeting suggested to Prime Minister (Shahid Khaqan Abbasi) to discuss recent misleading media statement regarding Bombay incident. Being held tomorrow morning," said Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor in a tweet on Sunday. NSC meeting suggested to Prime Minister to discuss…

NSC resolves to forge ahead positive engagement with Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee on Friday during its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reaffirmed Pakistan’s position to continue playing its role for regional stability and peace, and observed that Afghan government's reaction was based on misconceptions. The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal, Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman JCSC General Zubair Mehmood Hayat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood…

Trump’s ‘No More’ tweet: Pakistan decides not to act in haste, reiterates commitment to durable peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: A National Security Committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reached consensus Tuesday that despite all unwarranted allegations, Pakistan cannot act in haste and will remain committed to playing a constructive role towards an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, ARY News reported. The meeting called after US President Donald Trump's Monday tweet in which he threatened to stop all "aid" to Pakistan, accusing Islamabad of harbouring terrorists US is hunting in Afghanistan. The…

Pakistan will defend itself against threats by hostile elements: NSC

ISLAMABAD: National Security Committee at its meeting in Islamabad today emphatically stated that Pakistan will defend itself resolutely against the threats posed by the institutional collaboration of hostile elements. The meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also renewed its commitment towards regional and international peace. It also strongly condemned the recent incident of terror in Kabul and resolved to remain steadfast and resolute in support of Afghan people. The participants voiced concerns on…

Negotiations with Taliban first priority, decides NSC

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a National Security Committee (NSC) meeting here on Tuesday in which important decisions were taken regarding the security situation of the country, ARY News reports. In the meeting, important decisions were taken on peace talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), bilateral relations with Afghanistan and Internal security situation. Negotiations with Taliban have been given the first priority and the last option will only be utilized during abnormal situation, a spokesman of…