Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Pakistan: Abbasi summons NSC meeting today

ANI | Updated: May 19, 2018 14:37 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 19 (ANI): Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday summoned a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) to discuss matters pertaining to national">national and regional">regional security">security.
The meeting, which is to be held at PM House in Islamabad later today, would be attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and the chiefs of Armed Forces, among others, Geo TV cited anonymous sources as saying.
According to the report, the border situation would also be discussed during the meeting.
Earlier on Monday, Pakistan's NSC met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Abbasi to discuss "misleading media statement" attributed to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Top military leaders, the acting foreign minister, chiefs of the navy and air force and other top civil officials of the government attended the meeting at the Abbasi's house.
Sharif in an interview given to the Dawn newspaper had said on Saturday, "Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can't we complete the trial?"
It is being seen as an admission of Pakistan's involvement in the terrorist attack in 2008.
The case is now in its 10th year, but Pakistan is yet to punish any of the suspects. (ANI)