Parliamentary leaders were briefed by the country’s top civil and military leadership on Wednesday evening at the Parliament House in an in-camera session on the situation on Pakistan’s eastern border.
Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the director general (DG) of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reportedly provided the military’s input to meeting participants.
Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was also in attendance, having accompanied NA Speaker Asad Qaiser and Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani to the meeting after the three separately discussed the national security situation.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reportedly briefed the opposition on the government’s foreign policy strategy.
The participants were also expected to be briefed about the decisions taken during the National Command Authority meeting earlier in the day.
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) had today undertaken strikes across the LoC from Pakistani airspace and shot down two Indian aircraft in the ensuing action.
The strikes were made a day after India violated the Line of Control (LoC). On behalf of the government, Qureshi, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari, Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood and others were expected to participate.
Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former NA Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, former defence minister Khawaja Asif, Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Sanaullah, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Raja Mohammad Zafarul Haq and Senator Mushahidullah Khan were to represent the PML-N.
Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Naveed Qamar, Sherry Rehman, Saleem Mandviwala, and former Senate chairman Mian Raza Rabbani were to represent the PPP.