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National Security Committee meeting underway in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The parliament’s National Security Committee meeting is underway in the federal capital to take stock of the situation in light of US President Donald J. Trump’s statements against Pakistan.  Speaker of the National Assembly, Ayaz Sadiq is presiding over the committee’s meeting. “We need to demonstrate unity on the issue of National Security,” stressed…

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Cabinet unanimously endorses NSC stance over US leadership statements

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet in its meeting on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair unanimously endorsed the stance of National Security Committee (NSC) of the cabinet, which had expressed deep disappointment over recent statements of the American leadership. The cabinet viewed that the American statements were detrimental to the bilateral relationship…

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Pakistan cannot be held responsible for collective failure in Afghanistan: NSC

ISLAMABAD: Voicing its deep disappointment with some of the recent statements made by US President Donald Trump, the National Security Committee said that Pakistan cannot be held responsible for the collective failure in Afghanistan. The statement came after the 17th meeting of the National Security Committee which was chaired by Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today…

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Pakistan can’t accept US unilateral decision on Jerusalem: NSC

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) Monday said Pakistan could not accept the unilateral decisions taken by the Trump Administration on Al-Quds and that the country would continue to impress upon the United States its moral and political responsibility towards a just and fair resolution of the issue. The sixteenth meeting of the National Security…

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NSC resolves to keep Pakistan’s defence impregnable against external aggression

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee met here Friday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair and expressed its unwavering resolve to keep Pakistan’s defence impregnable against all forms of external aggression. The meeting was attended by the ministers for finance and foreign affairs, chairman joint chiefs of the staff committee, all three services…

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NSC reviews internal, external security issues

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) met here on Friday to review internal and external security issues and meetings of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif with the US leadership. The meeting here at the Prime Minister Office is being chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Prime Minister Abbasi…

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NSC deliberates upon new Trump’s policy on Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) Wednesday deliberated upon the situation arising out of the new US Afghanistan Policy and Pakistan’s way forward, the second such meeting in a week. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the meeting that discussed at length the announcement made by the President of the United States…

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Pakistan demands immediate US military efforts to eliminate terror sanctuaries on Afghan soil

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee Thursday demanded an immediate US military effort to eliminate sanctuaries harbouring terrorists and miscreants on the Afghan soil and rejected the notion that India could be the net security provider in the South Asia region. The committee while rejecting specific allegations and insinuations against Pakistan by US President Donald Trump,…

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PM Abbasi chairs first NSC meeting

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) and reviewed security situation along the Line of Control (LoC). This was the first meeting of the country’s top security body headed by the new prime minister who replaced Nawaz Sharif following his disqualification in the Panama papers…

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Formation of Newsgate probe committee challenged

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Tuesday moved Lahore High Court (LHC) against the formation of an inquiry committee to probe Newsgate scandal. The petition was filed by PAT leader Ishtiaq Chaudhry as he is of the view that committee chairman Justice (rted.) Aamer Raza is a close aide of Sharif family; hence, the present commission…

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NSC expresses satisfaction over operational preparedness of armed forces

ISLAMABAD: Expressing complete satisfaction over operational preparedness of the valiant armed forces, the National Security Committee (NSC) on Tuesday resolved that the entire nation stood shoulder to shoulder with its armed forces and would ensure defence of the country at any cost. Pakistan cannot be cowed down with hollow rhetoric and aggressive posturing, it was…

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National Security Committee meets today

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee meets in Islamabad today (Friday). It will review national security issues and regional situation. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will chair the meeting that will hash out law and order situation in the country. High-ups including Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, heads of armed forces, Director General Inter-Services…

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PM Sharif summons NSC meeting tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has summoned a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) tomorrow (Friday) in the federal capital to hash out law and order situation in the country. High-ups including Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, heads of armed forces, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Director General Intelligence Bureau (IB),…

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NSC expresses concern over role of “hostile agencies”

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) of the Cabinet that expressed satisfaction over the counter terrorism steps taken by the security institutions. The meeting here at the PM House reviewed the measures taken for national security. The participants were briefed on the measures adopted for…

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PM Sharif calls NSC meeting over Indian LoC aggression

ISLAMABAD: Keeping in view the increasingly brazen aggression on Line of Control and Working Boundary, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif summoned an emergency meeting of National Security Council on Friday. The PM Sharif will chair the NSC meeting at 10 am on Friday, with all three services chiefs, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Defence Minister,…

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NSC for strategy to eliminiate terrorism, extremism

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday chaired a meeting of National Security Conference, comprising heads and representatives of all major political parties in National Assembly and the military leadership, here at the PM House. Director General Military Operations Major General Amir Riaz briefed the political leadership about the ongoing Operation “Zarb-e- Azb” and the…

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Mazari questions NSC credibility

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shireen Mazari questioned Saturday why her party’s long march was discussed at the National Security Conference being held in Islamabad. Reacting over Prime Minister’s opening speech at the conference, Mazari said that Imran Khan did not ask for vote recount in ten constituencies as claimed by the prime minister. “Imran…

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NSC meeting discusses peace talks with Taliban

Web DeskISLAMABAD: The meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) discussed peace talks with Taliban, SAMAA reports on Tuesday.The meeting was presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in which was also attended by Advisor on National Security Sartaj Aziz‚ Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan‚ Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif‚ Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid…

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NSC expresses reservations on NATO supply reopening

Staff ReportISLAMAABD: The National Security Committee (NSC) of the parliament today expressed its reservations at Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani’s briefing on reopening of NATO supply routes. Opposition parties also subjected the government to criticism over resumption of NATO supply. The NSC held its meeting at the Parliament House under chair of Senator Raza Rabbani. Foreign…

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Nawaz Sharif agrees to attend NSC meeting on PM Gilani's request

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani succeeded today in persuading PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif for attending National Security Committee (NSC) meeting tomorrow, SAMAA reported on Wednesday.Apparently, the PML-N has adopted stiff attitude against the government but it seems that the PPP is also aware of successfully persuading it when needed.The PML-N was not agreeing…

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Parliament set to take up NSC recommendations on Pak-US ties

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The recommendations compiled by National Security Committee (NSC) on new terms of engagement with the United States will be submitted before the joint session of the Parliament starting Tuesday. The joint session will continue for three days. The NSC has linked the resumption of NATO supply routes with a guarantee on Pakistan’s national…

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