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PM briefed on regional, national security situation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was informed by the military leadership on national and regional security issues, as well as the forthcoming visits of Chinese and Afghan foreign ministers during the next week.

Gen Asim Munir, Chief of Army Staff, and Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum, Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), met with PM Sharif at the Prime Minister’s Office.

According to reliable sources, the army chief and spymaster briefed the prime minister on national security and related issues.

The prime minister was also briefed on the state of the country’s eastern and western borders, as well as the military’s efforts to combat terrorism.

According to sources, Gen Munir also informed the premier on his first visit to China and the ISI chief’s previous visit to Beijing.

Army and ISI chiefs brief the premier on Gen Munir’s trip to Beijing, as well as forthcoming trips by Chinese and Afghan foreign ministries.

According to the sources, the military leadership also informed Mr Sharif about Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang’s forthcoming visit to Pakistan.

Mr Qin’s first visit comes following separate visits to China by the ISI and army commanders last month.

During Gen Munir’s recent trip to Beijing, which occurred during a period of political and economic turmoil in Pakistan, the Chinese leadership assured Pakistan of its assistance in resolving the crisis.

During the four-day trip, the army chief visited the headquarters of China’s main military force, the People’s Liberation Army, and held a detailed meeting with its commander.

On April 11 and 12, Lt Gen Anjum also visited China.

The army and ISI leaders briefed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on the Chinese foreign minister’s planned visit, security arrangements for Chinese workers on various projects around the country, and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, according to sources.

Mr. Qin is set to arrive in Islamabad following a conference of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s foreign ministers in India, where he will hold strategic talks.

Meanwhile, according to his ministry, Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi will visit Islamabad at the end of the week for talks with Pakistani and Chinese officials.

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