Facing political challenges, Prime Minister Khan on Thursday convened a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC), the apex forum to discuss security issues.
The meeting was attended by Home, Defence, Information and Broadcasting Ministers including Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs, National Security Advisor and senior officials.
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, NSA Moeed Yusuf informed the committee about the formal communication held by a senior official of another country in a casual meeting with the Pakistani ambassador to that country.
According to the statement, the committee expressed serious concern over the dialogue and termed the language of the foreign official as non-diplomatic.
It said, “The committee has come to the conclusion that the dialogue is an interference in the internal affairs of Pakistan by the country under suspicion, which is unacceptable under any circumstances.”
The NSC decided that a protest would be lodged before the said country. “The committee has decided that Pakistan will issue a strong protest letter against that country in Islamabad and in the capital of that country through appropriate means under diplomatic rules,” the statement said.
The prime minister has effectively lost a majority in parliament after a key ally in the ruling coalition switched sides a day earlier and the opposition has already moved a no-confidence motion against his government.
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