Prime Minister hails performance of ISI

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—Gets special briefing on national security at Agency’s headquarters

—Appreciates efforts of country’s top spy agency for security, stability & prosperity

By our Defense Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appreciated the efforts of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for national security, stability and prosperity, a statement issued by the PM Office (PMO) said.

The premier expressed these remarks during his visit to the ISI Secretariat in Islamabad along with key federal ministers on Wednesday. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was also present on the occasion. Director General ISI Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum welcomed the dignitaries.

A comprehensive briefing followed by a discussion on national security and regional dynamics with a focus on the ongoing situation in Afghanistan was held.

PM Imran appreciated the efforts of the country’s premier spy agency for national security, stability and prosperity and expressed satisfaction over the professional preparedness of the ISI to safeguard Pakistan’s national interest.

In September last year, PM Imran, senior cabinet members and the three services chiefs had visited the ISI headquarters to get a briefing on the evolving regional security situation, with a particular focus on Afghanistan.

“A comprehensive briefing was given to the national and military leadership on the national security and regional dynamics, with focus on the ongoing situation in Afghanistan,” a statement issued by the PM office read.

The prime minister appreciated the diligent efforts of the ISI for national security and expressed his satisfaction over professional preparedness, the statement added.