Institutions cognizant of threats facing country: Ahsan

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Zahid Chaudhary

Islamabad

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said the institutions are fully cognizant of the threats and challenges facing the country.
Highest committee in the country is the National Security Committee and as such there was no four-member administrative forum where threats facing the state were discussed, Ahsan Iqbal was making a statement in the Senate on Tuesday. The statement apparently comes in response to Chaudhry Nisar, the former interior minister, who a couple of months ago had alluded to a major threat to national security, pleaded the prime minister to accept the verdict of the Supreme Court in Panama leaks case.
Ahsan Iqbal however said there are no threats facing Pakistan which were not in knowledge of the cabinet’s National Security Committee.
Iqbal said the committee meets on regular basis and all the state institutions are well aware of all problems. He said there was no such “information which a person could have in personal capacity.”
“There is nothing hidden from a people holding government offices,” the minister said
The Interior Minister said all the state institutions are on same page regarding country’s security adding the entire nation is united to foil all kinds of threats to the country.
The Minister said that foes of Pakistan are not digesting our economic stability, our nuclear capability, and fruits of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. He said Pakistan is a peace loving country and wants to work with all the countries for regional peace and development.
Responding to another point of public importance, Ahsan Iqbal said some elements are involved in creating unrest in Balochistan and FC and other security agencies take measures to foil their bids on the basis of intelligence reports.

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