Top civil-military leadership to discuss current situation in held Kashmir

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Prime Minister Imran Khan summoned another session of the National Security Committee on Wednesday a second session within a week following the Indian move to scrap special status of occupied Kashmir. In the session tomorrow, the top civil-military brass will mull over the response strategy after the Indian government revoked Article 370. In the meeting on Sunday, PM Imran said that Pakistan will effectively respond to any type of aggression or provocation from India with its people’s support. A briefing on the situation in IoK was given during the NSC session, which was attended by the chairperson of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC), the heads of all three armed forces, intelligence officials, federal ministers of defence, foreign affairs, and interior, and the directors-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

PM Imran had convened a meeting of the NSC to discuss issues pertaining to the national security in the wake of cluster bomb attack carried out by India against civilians in Neelum Valley. In the wake of deterioration situation in occupied Kashmir, Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened a meeting of National Security Committee (NSC) on Wednesday.

Pakistan’s top civil and military leadership will meet in Islamabad for the second time in a week to discuss the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir. Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the NSC meeting.

The meeting will be briefed about the measures taken by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government to deal with the Indian move about revoking Kashmir’s special status. Prime Minister Imran Khan’s contacts with the world leaders would also be discussed in the meeting.

The federal cabinet meeting scheduled on Wednesday has been postponed owing to the NSC meeting and now the cabinet meeting would he held on August 9.

Earlier on August 4, a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC), chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, had decided to give a befitting response to any Indian aggression across the line of control. According to a declaration issued by the PM House, the NSC meeting had condemned the India aggression and use of cluster bomb on civilian population along the line of control (LoC),

On the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that Pakistan would always stand with Kashmiris and will not be deterred from its just stance based on United Nations Security Council’s resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people.

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