NSC strongly condemns barbaric violence by Indian forces in held Kashmir

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NSC strongly condemns barbaric violence by Indian forces in held Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee has condemned the reign of terror unleashed by Indian occupation forces on innocent Kashmiris and resolved that Pakistan will continue to play its role in realising the right of the people of Kashmir to self-determination.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the committee's meeting in Islamabad today.

The Committee also condemned the brutal repression of the Palestinians by the Israeli state and reaffirmed Pakistan's support for the people of Palestine in their just cause.

The Committee reviewed in detail the recent global and regional developments and their implications for Pakistan.

It observed that while the geopolitical situation is rapidly evolving, Pakistan will continue to make diplomatic and political efforts for peace and stability. For this purpose, the Committee emphasised the need for a much more proactive diplomacy.

The meeting expressed satisfaction over the transformational reforms introduced by the government with regard to FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Committee observed that mainstreaming of FATA and its merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the grant of the same rights under the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018 to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan as are available to the people in the rest of the country have gone a long way in fulfilling the aspirations of the people of these regions with far-reaching outcomes for national life.

The Ministry of Interior briefed the Committee on the basic features of the new visa policy aimed at making Pakistan a tourist and business friendly country.

While appreciating the efforts of the Ministry of Interior, the Committee observed that it must also be ensured that all supportive systems, databases and verification networks are in place and fully operational. it was, therefore, agreed that the 'visa on arrival' facility should be initiated as a pilot project in the first instance.

The meeting was attended by the Ministers for Interior Defence and Foreign Affairs, and Finance, the National Security Advisor, the three services chiefs and other senior civil and military officials.

 AP

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