Premier chairs NSC session over deteriorating Indian-occupied Kashmir situation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a second session of the National Security Committee (NSC), within a week following the Indian move to scrap special status of occupied Kashmir. 

The NSC session under PM Imran is taking place today in the federal capital. In today’s session, the top civil-military brass have gathered to discuss the response strategy after the Indian government revoked Article 370.

In the meeting on Sunday, PM Imran said that Pakistan will effectively respond to any type of aggression or provocation from India with its people’s support.

A briefing on the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) was given during the NSC session, which was attended by the chairperson of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC), the heads of all three armed forces, intelligence officials, federal ministers of defence, foreign affairs, and interior and the director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

PM Imran had convened a meeting of the NSC to discuss issues pertaining to the national security in the wake of cluster bomb attack carried out by India against civilians in Neelum Valley.

The Indian government on Monday rushed through a presidential decree to abolish Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Indian occupied Kashmir, as tensions mounted in the disputed valley with unprecedented numbers of Indian troops deployed in the region.