PM, COAS visit ISI, review entire internal, external threat spectrum, terrorists network, their linkages

ISLAMABAD: A high level security meeting was held at Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Headquarters on Thursday, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif attended the meeting and reviewed the entire internal and external threat spectrum including terrorists’ networks and their linkages.

The role of hostile intelligence agencies and their collaborators in fomenting instability in Pakistan
and undermining Pakistan’s interests was discussed in detail, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said.

Management of Pakistan-Afghan border including way forward was also discussed during the meeting.
COAS emphasized that terrorists were externally funded and internally facilitated.

He underscored the need for continued efforts across the country in consolidating gains made in operation Zarb-e-Azb and ongoing intelligence based operations to ensure a permanent and sustainable peace in the country.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif highly appreciated the efforts and achievements of army and intelligence agencies in achieving major break throughs and bringing a noticeable change in the security environment of the country.

The Prime Minister paid tribute to the valiant officers and men of army and intelligence agencies who had sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

He said that entire nation was truly proud of its premier intelligence agency, its officers and men who
have countless successes on their name, which truly merit due recognition and acknowledgement.

Prime Minister reiterated that the Government and the nation stood behind its armed forces and intelligence agencies in the fight and expressed the resolve that we would collectively defeat all designs of the enemies to make Pakistan a secure and prosperous country.

Federal Ministerr, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and National Security Advisor Lt Gen (r) Nasser Janjua also accompanied the Prime Minister.