Tuesday, July 5, 2022

PM Shehbaz Sharif calls National Security Committee meeting tomorrow

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will preside over a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC).

Tomorrow’s (Wednesday) session of the NSC will begin at three o’clock in the afternoon.

Attendees at the summit will include the heads of the armed forces, representatives from intelligence agencies, and civilian leaders.

It is expected that the head of the armed forces and the director-general of the intelligence service would brief the members of parliament on the developments that have occurred thus far in the negotiations with the terrorist organization known as the TTP.

Javed Abbasi, the Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, introduced a motion on Monday in the National Assembly for the purpose of convening an in-camera session of the PCNS.

Earlier, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) exerted pressure on the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, to call a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) as well as an all-parties conference (APC) to discuss the discussions with the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

The PPP and coalition party in the federal government which is led by Shahbaz, has had a strong reaction to the current talks with the outlawed TTP, but it has not taken the TTP into confidence.

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has expressed severe reservations over the secrecy surrounding the continuing talks with the outlawed TTP. As a result of the PPP’s doubts, the pressure was placed on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to call a meeting of the National Security Council and an All Parties Conference for a briefing on TTP discussions.

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It is important to note that the coalition parties of the government led by the PML-N have voiced reservations regarding the level of secrecy that is being maintained in order to hold discussions with the outlawed organization.

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