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National Security Committee discusses ongoing situation in Afghanistan

National Security Committee discusses ongoing situation in Afghanistan

National Security Committee discusses ongoing situation in Afghanistan during its meeting held in Islamabad today (Friday).

 

Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over the 34th meeting of the NSC.

Relevant Federal Cabinet members, all Services Chiefs, and heads of intelligence services attended.

National Security Committee discusses ongoing situation in Afghanistan

The meeting reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to a peaceful, stable and sovereign Afghanistan.

Prime Minister received a detailed briefing on the evolving regional security situation.

Particularly, he got briefing on the recent developments in Afghanistan and their possible impact on Pakistan.

According to the PM Media Office press release, participants noted, with concern, the dire humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

Furthermore, they emphasized the urgent need for the international community to provide assistance to avert a humanitarian crisis.

Participants highlights importance of international coordination on constructive political and economic engagement with the interim government in Afghanistan.

The PM expressed satisfaction on Pakistan’s support to the international evacuation effort from Afghanistan.

Moreover, he noted that the entire world had recognized Pakistan’s positive contribution.

NSC members

Meanwhile, the NSC members emphasized that the evolving situation in the region was extremely complex and that any instability in Afghanistan could have severe implications for Pakistan.

While agreeing with this view, the Prime Minister stressed the need for a coordinated policy effort.

He directed the establishment of a dedicated cell to synergize various streams of efforts on Afghanistan across the government.

Those should included: international coordination for humanitarian assistance and effective border management to prevent any negative spillover into Pakistan.

GTV

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