Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House today.
Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, CM Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and DG ISI Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar were also present during the meeting.
Matters pertaining to national and regional security, were discussed during the meeting.
The participants of the meeting expressed concern over the publication of a fabricated news story in Daily Dawn pertaining to security issues purportedly discussed in a meeting of National Security Committee in the last week and the participants were unanimous that the published story was clearly violative of universally acknowledged principles of reporting on National Security issues and has risked the vital state interests through inclusion of inaccurate and misleading contents which had no relevance to actual discussion and facts.
The participants felt that it was imperative that Print and Electronic media refrained itself from speculative reporting and issues of national security and interests of the state. Prime Minister took serious notice of the violation and directed that those responsible should be identified for stern action.
The meeting reaffirmed that Army and Intelligence Agencies shall continue to play a lead role in our fight against terrorism which is proceeding smoothly and without any discrimination whatsoever with complete consensus of all stakeholders.