NSC expresses concern over Indian atrocities in Kashmir

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ISLAMABAD: The members of the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the atrocities by Indian forces against innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir and resolved to continue its moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris.

The meeting of the NSC was chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here at the PM Office, a statement said.

The meeting was attended by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, ISI Director General Lt General Naveed Mukhtar, FWO Director General Lt General Muhammad Afzal and National Security Advisor Lt Gen (r) Nasser Khan Janjua.

The NSC deliberated upon overall internal and external security situation of the country, besides discussing the situation on the eastern and western borders.

The committee also expressed satisfaction over the sustained gains achieved from anti-terrorism operations, particularly Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, while security for CPEC projects also came under discussion.