The National Security Committee (NSC) announced on Thursday that Pakistan will make a strong demarche to the nation whose diplomat reported the “threat” to the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf leadership.
“National Security Council (NSC) pronounced that Pakistan would issue a strong demarche towards the country in question with both Islamabad and in the country’s capital through official channels in accord with diplomatic standards,” PM Office stated in a release.
The meeting of the National Security Council was held at the Prime Minister’s Office, with PM Imran Khan in the chair, and National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf briefed the committee.
The meeting was attended by federal ministers of defence, information and broadcasting, energy, interior, human rights, special initiatives, finance, planning and development as well as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs, NSA, and senior officers, as per the statement.
The National Security Council was gravely concerned by the message, explaining the foreign official’s tone as “undiplomatic.”
The NSC reached the conclusion that the letter amounted to flagrant intervention in Pakistan’s internal matters by the country in issue, which was unacceptable under any occurrences.
The participants also supported the federal cabinet’s decision, made a day before in an extraordinary cabinet meeting led over by the PM, to bring the parliament into confidence through in-camera briefings of the Parliament’s National Security Committee.
In his speech at a PTI gathering on March 27, the prime minister claimed that “foreign powers” are participating in the attempts to destabilise his government, and also that “few of our own individuals” are being utilised for this.
PM had discussed the “threat” with cabinet members in an emergency session the day before. The conference was boycotted by the PTI’s two major partners, the (MQM P) and the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).
Moreover, Fawad Chaudhry, the Information Minister, called a group of journalists to meet with Prime Minister Imran Khan, where they were given some facts from the letter.
According to reports, Imran Khan stated to journalists that the envoy had submitted the letter to Pakistan after meeting with a foreign official.
The premier Said that the letter was shared with military leadership and that the tone of the letter was “threatening.”