Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif was briefed on the overall security situation in Pakistan during a four-hour long visit to the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) headquarters on Thursday.
This was Sharif’s first visit to the country’s leading spy agency after assuming the office of prime minister. He was accompanied by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali khan and Punjab Chief Minster Shahbaz Sharif.
Director General ISI Lt-Gen Zaheerul Islam briefed the government delegation on security and counter-terrorism strategy of the agency.
The prime minister was also briefed separately in private.
Meanwhile, PM Sharif apprised the intelligence officials over national security and counter-terrorism policies of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government. He urged to increase civil-military cooperation for eradication of terrorism. Annihilation of terrorism is the top most priority of the government, he added.
According to TV reports, a new security policy and future course of action in this regard also came into discussion between the premier and military officials.