PM stresses on ‘top secrecy’ as NA security huddle begins


<<Shehbaz praises CM son for free electricity for poor>>

An in-camera meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) has been started at Parliament House while PM has directed all the participants to refrain from leaking any details of the military briefing,
PM Shehbaz Sharif is presiding over the meeting in which military leadership will give briefing on the national security issues, including talks with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
While addressing the security conclave, the premier welcomed the meeting attendees. He said that today’s session was very important but at the same time directed the participants to keep the details of the briefing to their chests.
While explaining the procedure of the huddle, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that first military would give briefing to the participants, then it would take questions.
Ahead of meeting, the military leadership met with PM Shehbaz at Presidential Chamber in Parliament House and exchanged views on the affairs of national and interior security of the country. They also discussed agenda of today’s briefing.
National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf was supposed to chair PCNS meeting but he has gone to Dubai for his eyes treatment. Now PM Shehbaz is chairing huddle in his capacity as a member of parliamentary committee.
National Assembly secretariat has stated earlier that a complete ban on entry of irrelevant persons in the Parliament House has been enforced.
secretariat on Monday issued a notice and agenda for the meeting. meeting will be attended by 125 people. There are four unelected politicians and 13 top government officials among those who have been invited to attend the meeting.
Meanwhile While lauding Punjab government’s decision to provide free electricity to lifeline consumers who use up to 100 units in a month, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reiterated his government stance that since day one, it is his government’s top most priority to protect downtrodden segment of society from harsh economic conditions,
PM tweeted on Tuesday: “Protecting poorest from the effects of difficult economic conditions has been our top priority since day one. It’s a very welcome step on part of Punjab chief minister to announce free supply of electricity to households using up to 100 units per month. Will provide more facilities, in sha’Allah.”

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