Afghanistan in focus as ISI briefs civil-military leadership on national security



Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday appreciated the diligent efforts of Pakistan's premier spy agency –Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) for national security and expressed his satisfaction over professional preparedness, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.

The premier expressed these views during a visit to the ISI Secretariat along with his key ministers and chief ministers of Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The statement said that 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.

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According to PM's Office, a comprehensive briefing was given to the civil and military leadership on the national security and regional dynamics with a focus on the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI along with key Federal Ministers, Chief Ministers of Balochistan and KP visited Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Secretariat. pic.twitter.com/hjmECRhOUP
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) September 24, 2021

On the occasion, the premier lauded the diligent efforts of ISI for national security and expressed his satisfaction over their professional preparedness.

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

In May, another such meeting took place when the premier and General Qamar visited the ISI headquarters and received a comprehensive briefing.

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In July, President Arif Alvi had visited the headquarters and received a briefing on national security dynamics including the situation in Afghanistan.

“President, being keenly interested in the subject, was also briefed on cyber-security,” a press release had stated.

The communiqué further added that the president appreciated the ISI's efforts for national security and expressed his satisfaction over their professional preparedness.

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