Parliament's National Security Committee meeting held in Islamabad

Parliament's National Security Committee meeting held in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The parliament’s National Security Committee meeting is underway in the federal capital to take stock of the situation in light of US President Donald J. Trump’s statements against Pakistan.

Speaker of the National Assembly, Ayaz Sadiq is presiding over the committee’s meeting.

“We need to demonstrate unity on the issue of National Security,” stressed Ayaz Sadiq.

The recommendations of the National Security Committee’s meeting would be sent to the federal government for approval.

Senior officials of the Foreign Ministry will also brief the National Security Committee on the ongoing crisis pertaining to Donald Trump’s statement.

Donald Trump’s first tweet from 2018 was directed towards Pakistan in which the president slammed the country for its ‘lies and deceit’.

“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he tweeted on January 1, 2018.

Pakistan protested strongly against Trump’s tirade, telling the United States to refrain from blaming the country for its failure to promote peace in Afghanistan.

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal warned the United States on Wednesday not to meddle with Pakistan’s peace and reminded the country how it had left Pakistan alone in the midst of extremists after claiming the credit for its victory against the Soviet Union.