Pakistan acted as frontline state in global counterterrorism efforts: NSC

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07 Jul, 2017 4:38 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has on Friday chaired an important meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) in Islamabad.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, the Services Chiefs and other high officials attended the meeting.

National Security Committee (NSC) reiterated that regional peace and progress are directly linked to resolution of all outstanding issues, including Jammu and Kashmir.

The participants said that Pakistan has acted as a frontline state in global counterterrorism efforts with unparalleled sacrifices and successes.

The forum said that no other country in the world has done as much for global safety and security as Pakistan at a huge cost of both men and material.

The NSC pointed that Pakistan continues to work for peace and progress in Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process with the help of both regional and global partners, and will continue to strive for return of normalcy in Afghanistan at the earliest.

The sacrifices of security forces, law enforcement agencies and the national resolve in fighting the scourge of terrorism were acknowledged and appreciated during the meeting.

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