Marathon NSC Meeting Devises Policy over US Threats

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The meeting devised a response to the US policy on Afghanistan.

The meeting, which lasted for four hours, discussed government’s strategy to engage ‘friendly’ countries following Trump’s statement and the countries response.

Federal Minister Interior Ahsan Iqbal, Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir, Advisor to PM on National Security Lt. Gen (retd) Nasir Janjua and others will attend the meeting, which will devise Pakistan policy over the US’s President allegations against Pakistan.

This is second meeting of the top military and civilian leadership following Trump speech, as soon after the unveiling of new US policy the committee had already met and unanimously rejected the allegations leveled against Pakistan by the US President.

Yesterday, the prime minister also chaired the federal cabinet meeting over the issue.

During last week’s meeting of the NSC, it was decided to contact other friendly countries and take all stakeholders into confidence regarding Pakistan’s reservations over the new US policy.

Prime Minister in an interview with a foreign media outlet had harshly criticized Trump’s Afghan policy, saying that it is doomed to fail

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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