Pak PM Nawaz Sharif chairs meeting to discuss national security a day after suicide attack

Islamabad: A day after a suicide attack killed 17 people Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting of military and government officials to discuss the security situation in the country.

File photo of Nawaz Sharif. AP

File photo of Nawaz Sharif. AP

The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, special assistance on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi, National Security Advisor Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua, ISI chief Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry and other senior government officials.

Issues pertaining to national and internal security were discussed during the meeting, as per an official statement.

The meeting strongly condemned Monday's attack in Charsadda in the restive northwestern region which killed several civilians and security personnel.

"The meeting agreed that elimination of terrorism from our soil is a national resolve," it said.

Pakistan has lost more than 55,000 people in terrorist violence after the invasion of Afghanistan by NATO in 2001, according to the interior ministry.

PTI


Published Date: Mar 08, 2016 04:24 pm | Updated Date: Mar 08, 2016 04:31 pm

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