Civil, military leadership briefed on Afghanistan at ISI HQs

ISLAMABAD   -  Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday appreciated diligent efforts of Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), for national security and expressed his satisfaction over professional preparedness.

The Prime Minister expressed these views while addressing a briefing during his visit to the Inter-Services Intelligence Secretariat, says a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) following the meeting. It said that a comprehensive briefing was given to the national and military leadership on the national security and regional dynamics with focus on ongoing situation in Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister along with key federal ministers, chief ministers of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa visited the ISI Secretariat. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar were also present, according to the officials.

Earlier, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed welcomed the dignitaries upon their arrival at the secretariat.

Friday’s huddle of top civil and military leadership at ISI Secretariat follows another such meeting in May when Prime Minister and General Qamar visited the ISI headquarters and received a comprehensive briefing. President Dr. Arif Alvi visited the ISI headquarters in July and received a briefing on national security dynamics including the situation in Afghanistan.

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