ISLAMABAD - National Security Committee, which met in Islamabad on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair, has reiterated commitment that relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims will remain top priority as a national agenda.
The meeting decided that the series of initiatives will continue by maintaining the same spirit, attention and cooperation till the resettlement of the affected population.
The forum took view of the recent catastrophic floods, rescue and relief measures taken by the incumbent government, and the prevailing security situation in the country. Expressing grief and sorrow over the deaths due to recent countrywide floods, the participants expressed sympathies and solidarity with the affected families. The committee lauded the role of Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy and Air Force in saving the lives of the flood victims, shifting the affected persons to safer places and providing food and other items to the people surrounded by the floods. Paying tribute to the officers and men, who were martyred in the helicopter crash in Lasbela, Balochistan, the participants said that the nation salutes its martyrs and their families in true spirit. Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood briefed the meeting on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s recent participation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State in Uzbekistan and the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The meeting was also given a detailed briefing on the security of Prime Minister’s House and other important places.