Islamabad (January 02, 2018): A meeting of the National Security Committee was held in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair.
The meeting discussed the way forward in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s recent anti Pakistani remarks.
Ministers for Interior, Foreign Affairs and Defense, services chiefs, national security advisor and other high ranking civil and military officials attended the meeting.
Pakistan’s Ambassador the United States, Aizaz Chaudhry also arrived to attend the NSC meeting. He is expected to brief the NSC on his meeting with high-level officials in the US.
Earlier, Corps Commanders’ Conference held at GHQ Rawalpindi today hours before National Security Committee meeting in Islamabad.
Corps Commanders’ Conference held at GHQ. Evolving geo-strategic environment and internal security situation reviewed. Forum also discussed input for NSC meeting scheduled later today. pic.twitter.com/rwNd96L4VT
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) January 2, 2018
Evolving geo-strategic environment and internal security situation reviewed. Forum also discussed input for NSC meeting scheduled later today.
The cabinet meeting was scheduled on Tuesday and National Security Meeting was scheduled on Wednesday, however Federal Cabinet meeting date and time was changed from Tuesday to Wednesday. On the other hand, NSC, which was earlier scheduled on Wednesday, has been rescheduled for today.
Earlier, United States (US) President Donald Trump on Monday began his new year by accusing Pakistan of giving Washington “nothing but lies and deceit”.
The US president tweeted that Islamabad thinks of US leaders “As Fools”.He said Washington had “foolishly given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years.”
The US president’s latest tweet follows in the aftermath of an increasingly tense back-and-forth between Washington and Islamabad after Trump announced the administration’s latest national security strategy.