Afghanistan soil is being used against Pakistan despite an agreement with the Taliban government claims Defence Minister Khawaja Asif while urging the Taliban to fulfill commitments made in the Doha deal.
The Afghan Government promised Islamabad that their territory wouldn’t be used against Pakistan, the Minister said while talking with Private Media Channel after the conclusion of the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting in Islamabad.
“The Government is in constant touch with Afghanistan and also in connection with border violations.”
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa and General (retd) Faiz Hameed had briefed the National Assembly about the background of the negotiations with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and their subsequent developments. However, it did not produce any positive results, he said.
He pointed out that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government (KP) accounted for 58% of all terrorist incidents in Pakistan, with some of them also occurring in Balochistan.
While talking on the PTI leaders’ allegations regarding General (retd) Bajwa’s involvement in the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan that led to his ouster in April last year, the defence minister said that he wonders how he [Gen Bajwa] has anything to do with the [no-confidence] motion given the fact that it was tabled in parliament.
He asked Imran Khan to change his behavior.
Defence Minister said that “Imran Khan is leveling allegations against everyone, including the United States and national institutions,” he said. “On the other hand, we will knock at every door to achieve unanimity on national issues”
Friendly countries want to assist Pakistan and encourage the country to remain in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program, he remarked. Accordingly, the government has decided to stay in the IMF program, he said.
“We will have to take tough decisions. We will ensure that the middle-class and low-income sections of society are not overly burdened,” he vowed.
Earlier National Security Committee (NSC) meeting chaired by Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif decided to take strict action against social media accounts spreading disinformation on Pakistan’s economic situation.
According to details, the NSC meeting chaired by Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif has taken key decisions on economic and security challenges. The NSC meeting held at Prime Minister House was attended by Senior civil and military officials including Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Asim Munir.
During the meeting, the participants of the meeting highlighted the elements that have been defaming the country’s name on social media. The participants proposed to take action against those campaigning against Pakistan on social media.
According to sources, the civil and military leadership decided to take immediate action against social media accounts targeting the state of the country’s economy. The NSC meeting also decided to monitor social media accounts promoting the agenda of ‘anti-nationals’.
The participants also proposed taking strict action against the activities of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).