Give priority to GB youth in reforms: PM Khan

By Staff Reporter
Thursday – May 23, 2019
ISLAMABAD: The prime minister (PM) Imran Khan, on Wednesday, chaired the meeting of national security committee (NSC), forum discussed the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) reform, whereupon Khan directed that the aspirations of people of GB, especially the youth, must be given preeminence during the decision making process.

According to an official statement, the NSC also discussed the geo-strategic environment with a special reference to recent developments in the region.

They reiterated that Pakistan shall continue all its efforts towards regional peace and stability.

The forum discussed and fully supported the ongoing efforts towards a sustainable and lasting resolution of country’s economic issues.

The meeting was attended by the defence minister Pervez Khattak, interior minister Ijaz Ahmed, law minister Farogh Naseem, Kashmir affairs and GB minister Ali Amin Gandapur, finance adviser Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, chairman joint chiefs of staff committee (CJCSC) general Zubair Mahmood Hayat, chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa, chief of the naval staff (CNS) admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, chief of air staff (CAS) air chief marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, attorney general Anwar Mansoor Khan, GB chief minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, inter services intelligence (ISI) director general (DG) lieutenant general Asim Munir Ahmed, inter services public relations (ISPR) DG major general Asif Ghafoor, military operations (MO) DG major general Nauman Zikria and federal secretaries of foreign affairs, interior, law, Kashmir affairs and GB and the national security division.