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NSC moot: Top Civil, Military Leadership to Put Heads together as Terrorism on Rise

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ISLAMABAD (Republic policy News) – Top civil and military leadership will hold a meeting on Friday to review prevailing security situation and form a strategy to tackle the rising cases of terrorism in the country.

Prime Minister Shehbaz will chair the National Security Committee and it will be attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and other cabinet members. From the armed forces, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Asim Munir and chiefs of Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force.

The military leadership would brief the meeting about terror incidents, situation at Pak-Afghan border and implementation of the National Action Plan. Mr Dar would give a briefing on economic situation of the country.

The decision to call the NSC meeting was taken in a meeting between the prime minster and army chief on Thursday.

During the meeting, PM Shehbaz paid tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in recent terror incidents as the top guns pledged to crush the terrorism menace across the country, sources said.

Earlier on Wednesday, the two-day 254th Corps Commanders’ Conference resolved to fight against terrorists without any distinction and eliminate the menace in line with the aspirations of the people of Pakistan.
A comprehensive review of professional and organisational matters of the army was undertaken during the conference.

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