Security top brass brief Parliamentary Committee on National Security for 8 hours

Security top brass brief Parliamentary Committee on National Security

Security top brass brief Parliamentary Committee on National Security for 8 hours today.

They briefed them during a meeting held in Islamabad on Thursday.

Security top brass brief Parliamentary Committee on National Security

Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed gave an in depth briefing during the in-camera meeting at the Parliament House.

The parliamentarians expressed satisfaction over the briefing.

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser presided over the meeting.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and the Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar also attended it.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Interior Shaikh Rasheed, Minister for Housing Tariq Bashir Cheema and Leader of the House in the Senate Dr Shahzad Waseem also attended.

Those Opposition parties leaders who attended included: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Senator Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, JUI-F Parliamentary leader Maulana Asad Mahmood, ANP leader Ameer Haider Azam Khan Hoti, and MQM-P’s Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.


Moreover, BNP-M leader Akhtar Mengal, BAP’s Khalid Hussain Magsi, Ghous Bakhsh Mehr, Senators Sherry Rehman, Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Faisal Sabzwari, Kamil Ali Agha, Mushtaq Ahmed, and others also attended.

But Prime Minister Imran Khan did not attend either of the two sessions that took place.

During the first session, DG ISI Lt Gen Faiz Hameed gave a briefing on the current situation in Kashmir and Afghanistan.

Besides, he briefed the internal and external security situation, and the challenges due to the evolving nature of developments in the region.

According to an official statement issued after the briefing, the session was informed that Pakistan played a highly positive and responsible role in the Afghan peace process.

Interestingly, the PTI government had already shared those points on Afghanistan with the media time and again, which the security leadership shared.

Expected influx of Afghan refugees

However, sources privy to the meeting told a private news channel an important point.

They also informed that due to the unrest in Afghanistan, 500,000-700,000 Afghan refugees are expected to come to Pakistan.

But Pakistan would keep them restricted to the border areas.

According to the statement, during the second session, the parliamentarians asked questions and put forward recommendations.

It assured that recommendations will be considered as an important part of the security policy.

Meanwhile, the political leadership expressed wishes for peace, development, and prosperity in Afghanistan.

The legislators also said such sessions play an important role in shaping consensus on important national issues and also strengthen harmony on various matters.


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