Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif summoned the National Security Committee (NSC) to address the rising threats of militancy and security situation in the country earlier today following the bomb blast in Islamabad and Balochistan.
Sources say the Pakistani Prime Minister convened the NSC meeting at the PM House on Friday, attended by the Defense Minister, Interior Minister, Foreign Minister, and Finance Minister as well as the Military Chiefs.
The top Military Chiefs addressed the PM on the rising wave of terror incidents Pakistan has recently witnessed in Balochistan, Islamabad, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
Moreover, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) met Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday and discussed the country’s security situation, particularly the new wave of terrorism in the country.
This comes as Pakistan witnesses rising terror attacks and need to come up with a decisive strategy to fight terrorism before it gets worse. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Islamic State group, Gul Bahadur Group, and Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) are the two main militant groups who have been involved in many brutal attacks – posing serious threats to the national security of the country, according to top Pakistani military experts.
After calling off the peace agreement with the government of Pakistan, TTP resumed its heinous operation, the recent of which took the lives of at least six security officials and injured many others in Islamabad and Balochistan respectively.
Meanwhile, Pakistan witnessed cross-border shelling from the Afghan Taliban border security officials in the Chaman-Spin Boldak area twice in December, causing the death and injury of scores of military and local civilians.
The deteriorating security situation in Pakistan will have serious consequences in the longer term, as the U.S., UK, Australia and Saudi Arabia have issued advisories, asking their nationals to restrict movements in Pakistan and avoid non-essential trips.