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Political leaders to be briefed on security challenges tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to brief the political leadership on the security challenges faced by the country in the National Assembly (NA) session on Tuesday.

NA Speaker Asad Qaiser, has convened a meeting of the parliamentary leaders in the lower and upper houses of the parliament on November 11, 2020, at 02:00 pm.

In this regard, the NA has issued an official communication to the parliamentary leaders, inviting them to attend the meeting.

The military officials would brief the parliamentary leaders on the current issues of national security.

The parliamentary leaders invited to attend the meeting include Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Azam Khan Swati, Minister for Narcotics Control, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) parliamentary leader Asad Mahmood, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhary Tariq Bashir Cheema, Federal Minister for Housing and Works, Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Mohammad Akhtar Mengal, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Khalid Hussain Magsi, Ghous Bux Khan Mashar of Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, and Amir Haider Azam Khan of Awami National Party (ANP).

Senators Mushahid Ullah Khan, Sherry Rehman, Muhammad Ali Khan Saif, Mir Kabeer Ahmad Muhammad Shahi, Molana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Usman Khan Kakar, Siraj ul Haq,. Sitara Ayaz, Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini, Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Anwar ul Haq Kakar and Aurangzeb Khan have also been invited to attend the meeting.

Federal Ministers Pervaiz Khattak, Ijaz Ahmad Shah, Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, Shafqat Mehmood, Asad Umar and Senator Shibli Faraz, Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Javed Khan, Advisor to Prime Minister Dr Zaheer Uddin Babar Awan, and Special Assistant to PM Dr Moeed Yousaf have been invited to attend the meeting as special invitees.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan, Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan and Governor Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon and Caretaker Chief Minister Mir Afzal have been specially invited to attend the meeting.

Mian Abrar

The writer heads Pakistan Today's Islamabad Bureau. He has a special focus on counter-terrorism and inter-state relations in Asia, Asia Pacific and South East Asia regions. He can be reached at [email protected]