ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that Pakistan wants friendly relations with neighbors on the basis of equality.
The Prime Minister chaired a high level meeting, which reviewed issues relating to national security and foreign policy.
Addressing the meeting, the prime minister said that Pakistan want good relations with friend countries in Middle East, Europe and South Asia on the basis of mutual respect, peace and equality.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister called for expediting efforts for regional peace and security.
He also directed for working on concerted strategy to transform the ongoing strong relations and friendship with international community into economic, commercial and investment cooperation.
The meeting reviewed internal and regional security situation in detail with a view to further strengthen gains made through counter-terrorism operations.
It resolved for continued efforts at all levels to achieve national policy objectives.
The meeting emphasized that the Military Courts have played an extremely important role at a very crucial juncture of one action against extremism and terrorism and translated the actions under operation Zarb-e-Azb to meaningful and tangible national gains.
The Federal Government has already initiated consultations for constitutional amendment to continue the Military Courts for a period which is agreed by all political parties represented in the Parliament.
The participants agreed that Pakistan would continue its efforts for attaining internal peace and play its due role for a peaceful region.
The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, DG ISI Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi, National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. (R) Nasser Khan Janjua, Secretary to Prime Minister and other senior officials