National Security Committee meets: Important issues discussed

National Security Committee meets: Important issues discussed

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee met on Thursday to discuss the country's security situation and border issues.

Besides reviewing the implementation of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) reforms, the top civilian and military leadership also mulled over the regional situation and issues pertaining to eastern and western borders of the country, sources added.

A detailed briefing was given to the top civil and military leadership in attendance on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) matter. The operations conducted against terrorists were also overviewed. Pakistan is likely to share the steps implemented to eliminate terrorism in the FATF meeting expected to be held next month, said sources.

Sources said the matter of a controversial book co-authored by former chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen (retd) Asad Durrani was also discussed in the high-level huddle. <link> <link>

Durrani, who served as the chief of Pakistan's premier intelligence agency from August 1990 to March 1992, co-authored a book with former chief of Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) AS Dulat, titled *The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace*.

On Monday, Durrani appeared before Pakistan Army's General Headquarters (GHQ) to explain his position on the book.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations, wrote on Twitter that a formal Court of Inquiry headed by a serving lieutenant general had been ordered to probe the matter in detail.

Durrani's summoning to the GHQ came after former premier Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Senator Raza Rabbani voiced their reservations over the book.