On Wednesday, military officials in Islamabad will brief lawmakers from both the upper and lower houses of parliamentarians on issues related to national security.
The official statement released by the National Assembly on Monday reported that NA Speaker Asad Qaisar had summoned a meeting of parliamentarians leaders on Wednesday (November 11) at 2 pm for a briefing on the prevailing national security situation in Islamabad.
اسپیکر قومی اسمبلی نے قومی اسمبلی اور سینٹ میں پارلیمانی رہنماؤں کا اجلاس طلب کر لیا۔
اجلاس اسپیکر قومی اسمبلی اسد قیصر کی زیر صدارت 11 نومبر دوپہر 2 بجے کمیٹی روم نمبر 2 میں منعقد ہو گا۔
اجلاس میں عسکری حکام کی جانب سے قومی سلامتی کے موجودہ امور پر بریفنگ دی جائے گی۔
— National Assembly of Pakistan (@NAofPakistan) November 9, 2020
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, PML-N chief Khawaja Asif and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari were formally invited to the High-Level Moot.
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The conference will also be attended by lawmakers from both treasury and opposition parties, including MNA Asad Mahmood, PML-Q’s Tariq Bashir Cheema, BNP Chief Akhtar Mengal, MQM-Pakistan Chief Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid, and several others.
The statement stated that the briefing was solely invited by federal cabinet members such as Pervaiz Khattak, Ijaz Ahmed Shah, Ali Amin Gandapur, Shafqat Mahmood, Asad Umar, Shibli Faraz, Babar Awan and Moeed Yousaf.
Also invited to attend the meeting were Senators Mushahidullah Khan, Sherry Rehman, Muhammad Ali Saif, Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haider, Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar, Sirajul Haq, Sitara Ayaz, Dr Jehanzeb Khan Jamaldini, Anwaul Haq Kakar and Aurganzeb Khan parliamentarians.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan, Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Attorney General Khalid Mahmood Khan, Governor Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), and Interim Chief Minister Mir Afzal are also among those invited.
The development comes a week after Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and Prime Minister Imran Khan met in Islamabad to address the “internal and external security situation” following a recent series of terrorist attacks in the region, notably the bombing of the Peshawar madrassa.