PM Imran Lauds ISI Contribution Towards National Security

PM Imran Lauds ISI Contribution Towards National Security

Islamabad (September 12, 2018): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday lauded the contributions of Pakistan’s premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) towards national security especially in the ongoing counter-terrorism effort, the Pakistani military said in a statement.

PM Khan said so during his visit to the ISI Headquarters, where he was received by Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and DG ISI Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar.

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He laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered Fateha there, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in its statement.

The prime minister was briefed in detail on various strategic, intelligence and national security matters during the visit.

Khan said the ISI was their “first line of defence and stands out as best intelligence agency of the world.”

He said that government and people of Pakistan firmly stand by their armed forces and intelligence agencies, and greatly acknowledge the unprecedented achievements of these institutions.

On the occasion, the prime minister was also accompanied by some members of the cabinet.

Earlier on August 30, Prime Minister Imran Khan visited General Head Quarters (GHQ).

Premier Imran Khan was received at GHQ by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. PM was briefed on defence, internal security and other professional matters, said DG ISPR.

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Ministers of Defence, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information and Minister of State for Interior are accompanying the PM, he added.

COAS General Qamar Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM House earlier this week. The two dignitaries expressed resolve to continue efforts for enduring peace and stability in the country.

Earlier on August 27, Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM House.

During the meeting matters pertaining to internal and external security were discussed.

Both the leaders vowed to bring peace and prosperity to the country.On the occasion, General Bajwa also congratulated Imran Khan over assuming charge of Prime Minister of the country.

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