President briefed over Afghan situation, cyber security at ISI HQs

Terrorists targeted Security Forces using an IED in Khuda Bux Bazar near Pasni: ISPR

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Islamabad: President Dr Arif Alvi was given a briefing on the dynamics of national security and the situation in Afghanistan during his visit to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Headquarters here on Thursday.

In view of the President’s keen interest in cyber security, he was also briefed on the subject.

The President lauded the efforts of Inter-Services Intelligence for national security and expressed his satisfaction over its professional preparedness.

Earlier, Director General ISI General Faiz Hamid welcomed the President on his arrival at the ISI Headquarters.

On the other hand, ISPR reported that Terrorists targeted Security Forces using an IED in Khuda Bux Bazar near Pasni. An officer Capt Affan Masood and Sepoy Babar Zaman embraced Shahadat.

Search operation is in progress to apprehend the perpetrators.

Such cowardly acts by inimical elements, backed by hostile intelligence agencies (HIAs) cannot sabotage the hard earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan. Security forces are determined to neutralize such nefarious designs at all costs.

With this reference, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib condemned the terrorist incident in which an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was used to target the security forces in Khuda Bux Bazaar near Pasni, Balochistan.

In a news release, he prayed for the highest ranks in Jannah for Captain of Pakistan Army Affan Masood and Sepoy Babar Zaman, who lost their lives in the attack and conveyed sincere condolences to the bereaved families of martyrs.

He termed the use of IED by terrorists to target the troops a ‘cowardly act’.

Farrukh praised the valiant security forces of the country for successfully neutralizing nefarious designs of the anti-Pakistan hostile agencies.

“No one will be allowed to sabotage peace and prosperity of the country at any cost,” he remarked.

Later, President Dr Arif Alvi on said Pakistan attached special importance to its relations with Kyrgyzstan and stressed the need for an increased bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, particularly trade and culture.

The President expressed these views as the outgoing Kyrgyz Ambassador Eric Beshibimov paid a farewell call on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The President called for further strengthening of trade linkages with Kyrgyzstan to fully exploit the potential existing between the two countries.

To promote bilateral cooperation, he said, the high-level and parliamentary exchanges were important besides exploring collaboration in cultural domain.

President Alvi said Pakistan was committed to the implementation of Central Asia South Asia (CASA)-1000 project for the benefit of itself and the region.

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