ISI briefs President Alvi on Afghanistan, national security

President Alvi appreciates ISI's efforts for national security.

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi today (Thursday) received a briefing on national security and the situation in Afghanistan at the Inter-Services Intelligence (SIS) headquarters, a statement from the President’s Secretariat said.

According to a statement, President Dr Arif Alvi visited the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Headquarters and appreciated the ISI’s efforts for national security and expressed his satisfaction over their professional preparedness.

“President, being keenly interested in the subject, was also briefed on cyber-security,” the press release stated. ISI Director-General Lieutenant-General Faiz Hamid welcomed the president on his arrival.

DG ISI briefs parliamentarians

On July 1, Lt Gen Hameed briefed parliamentarians during an in-camera meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security at the Parliament House.

The meeting lasted eight hours and ended with the parliamentarians expressing satisfaction over the briefing provided by the country’s security apparatus. The meeting was chaired by National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar were also in attendance.

During the first session, Lt Gen Hameed gave a briefing on the current situation in Kashmir and Afghanistan, besides the internal and external security situation, and the challenges due to the evolving nature of developments in the region.

According to an official statement issued after the briefing, the session was informed that Pakistan played a highly positive and responsible role in the Afghan peace process.

“Pakistan’s efforts paved the way for dialogue between Afghan factions and warring groups,” the meeting was told, while it was also noted that due to Islamabad’s efforts, meaningful talks have begun between the US and the Taliban.

“Sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan will lead to stability in South Asia,” the meeting was informed.