ISLAMABAD:(APS) April 4, 2018-Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the 20th meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) held at Prime Minister’s House today. The meeting was attended by Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Interior Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Mr. Miftah Ismail, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue & Economic Affairs, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Director General ISI Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, National Security Adviser Lt Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua and senior civil and military officials.
The Committee condemned the recent reign of terror unleashed by the Indian Security Forces in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which has resulted in the shahadat of twenty innocent civilians and lethal injuries to hundreds of innocent men, women and children. The continued inhuman and incessant use of pellet guns against innocent protestors and funeral processions by occupation force has once again resulted in injuries to hundreds of Kashmiris and blinding of scores of Kashmiris. The National Security Committee praised the extraordinary courage and resilience of Kashmiri people in the face of Indian brutalities, gross and systematicviolations of all their human rights. The Committee observed that the purely indigenous character of this uprising has once again beliedthe false propaganda by the Indian government. The Committee reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to political, diplomatic and moral support for the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their just and legitimate struggle for their right to self-determination, also promised to them by the unanimous resolutions of the UN Security Council. The Committee decided to raise the issue of unprecedented Indian brutalities at both bilateral and multilateral fora.
The National Security Committee reviewed the broader regional situation and expressed satisfaction over the role that Pakistan continues to play for peace and stability.