PM Chairs 5th Meeting of National Security Committee of the Cabinet

April 06, 2016

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired 5th meeting of the National Security Committee of the Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s House this morning.

The meeting was briefed on the steps being taken for national security in the country and expressed satisfaction over counter terrorism efforts of the security institutions which have drawn wide and broad appreciation from the international leadership. The meeting also discussed at length, the deliberations at the recently held Nuclear Security Summit and expressed satisfaction over international acknowledgement of the safety and security standards of Pakistan’s nuclear security regime and the National Command Authority. The meeting also expressed concern over the apparent role of hostile agencies in Pakistan. The Armed Forces Development Programme including the procurement of F-16 fighter jets from USA was also discussed.

The meeting was attended by Ministers for Finance, Defence, Interior and Information, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Director General ISI, National Security Advisor and other senior officials.