Kalbhushan arrest: Foreign Office to raise issue of Indian terrorist forcefully

08 Jun, 2016 5:18 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – A high-level meeting between civil and military leadership was held at General Headquarters to discuss issues related to national security.

Federal Ministers Khawaja Asif, Ishaq Dar, NSA Sartaj Aziz and Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Secretary Tasnim Aslam attended the meeting.

The meeting was also attended by the COAS, the DG ISI and other senior military officials.

The participants of the meeting dwelt at length on various issues related to external and internal security situation of the country, including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

It was noted with satisfaction that successes of operation Zarb-e-Azb had been phenomenal and it was agreed that our achievements in bringing stability in the country will have to be sustained whatever it takes.

The meeting also took cognizance of ongoing regional developments and inimical designs against our stability and prosperity.

Reaffirming Pakistan commitment to enduring regional peace, it was underlined that hostile intelligence agencies and their facilitators will not be allowed to foment trouble inside Pakistan.

The meeting also decided that the Foreign Office would raise the issue of the arrest of Indian terrorist Kalbhushan Yadav forcefully.

The meeting expressed its concern on the May 21 US drone strike, saying it was a clear violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty affecting mutual trust and undermined the spirit of Afghan peace process under mutually agreed quadrilateral framework. The leadership resolved to protect the core national interests and effectively countering any negative outside influence.


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