PM summons national security conference

Published August 8, 2014
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has summoned a national security conference for Saturday which contrary to normal practice will also see attendance from parliamentary leaders of various political parties.

Sources say the conference had not been planned and was summoned on an emergency basis to discuss the political scenario prevailing in the country.

The conference is also scheduled to discuss matters relating to the country's internal security and the prime minister is expected to be briefed on the anti-terror war as well as the military operation under way in North Waziristan.

It will be attended by all four chief ministers, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Raheel Sharif as well as Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt-Gen Zaheerul Islam.

The conference, which will also be attended by parliamentary leaders of different political parties, comes at a time when the August 14 million march of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Islamabad is only a few days away.

The march is to protest alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections and the PTI chief has demanded nothing short of a resignation by Nawaz Sharif followed by mid-term elections in the country.

The development of a political crisis in the run-up to the march has led many to speculate over how the various organs of the state may approach the scenario.


Imran will not attend national security conference


Imran has decided not to participate in the national security conference scheduled for tomorrow.

PTI will now be represented in the conference by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak.

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