PML-N will attend NSC meeting: Marriyum Aurangzeb

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Staff Reporter – Lahore:

PML-N did not boycott the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting, PML-N Information Secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb said Thursday, a day after her explosive press conference slamming Prime Minister Imran Khan before he announced a “historic relief package” for Pakistanis amid rising inflation in the country.

She reiterated that her party had always participated in NSC meetings in the past.

Aurangzeb said that PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif will give PML-N’s position in the meeting. The joint opposition will attend the NSC meeting, she confirmed.

The prime minister had said that the price of petrol will go up and there would be a shortage of gas, the PML-N spokesperson continued, questioning what kind of government gives relief to its people after three years of being in power.

Addressing the premier, she asked for an explanation on the status of his past promises. “Prime Minister, tell me what happened to your previous promises?” the PML-N spokesperson said.

She added that the middle class, today, is getting crushed under inflation.

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has convened a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) on November 8.

The National Assembly secretariat has sent the invitation to the parliamentary leaders of all the parties in both the houses of Parliament, including Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and others.

Advisor to PM on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan and SAPM on National Security Moed Yousaf will be special invitees. Besides, the chief ministers of all the four provinces, the president and prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir as well as chief minister Gilgit Baltistan have also been invited to attend the security briefing.

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