ISI chief asks for national security policy review over India, US' "strategic" moves

Written by: Nairita Das
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Islamabad, July 9 (ANI): Backing the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS), Inter-Services Intelligence chief Lieutenant General Shuja Pasha has asked the government for a review of country's security strategy in the wake of the US and Indian strategic moves in the region.

Briefing the 18-member PCNS, Pasha stressed on the need of revamping the national security policy in the wake of political instability being created in the country due to 'external interference'.

Sources privy to the meeting quoted Pasha as saying that some "foreign forces" were creating disturbances in various parts of the country, and that the ISI was keeping a close eye on their activities.

"Pakistan should consider making changes in its strategy because of changes in US policy about dealing with terrorists in Afghanistan and the Afghan government's focus on finding an indigenous solution to the problem," Pasha opined.

The committee headed Senator Raza Rabbani was also briefed by the defence secretary on the military operation and law and order situation, The News reports.

During the briefing, Rabbani made it clear that it was for the government to decide over launching a military operation in North Waziristan, and that it would not take dictates from any other country over the issue. (ANI)

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