ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday reviewed the overall security situation in a meeting which was attended by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Minister for Interior Affairs Chaudhry Nisar Ali, Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi, ISI Director General Lt General Zaheer-ul-Islam, Secretary to PM Javaid Aslam and Additional Secretary to PM Fawad Hassan Fawad.
The interior minister apprised the participants that during the last meeting between dialogues committee, it was emphasized that all-encompassing talks would be conducted with the Taliban Shura and it was high-time that the dialogue process achieves tangible results.
There was unanimous consensus among all the participants that the dialogue process with Taliban should have a concise agenda and dialogue should take place under well-defined parameters. Serious apprehensions were expressed over recent terrorism incidents and commitment to take effective action against the perpetrators behind such incidents was reiterated.
The ISI chief briefed the prime minister about measures taken after recent terrorist attacks and about the overall security situation of the country. He assured that those involved in terrorism incidents would be brought to justice and their identity revealed to the nation. Prime Minister Nawaz lauded the role and efforts of ISI in ensuring the protection and defence of Pakistan.