Besides Mr. Iftikhar Hussain Babar Secretary National Security Division, the meeting was attended by Ambassador (Retd) Mr. Riaz Hussain Khokhar Former Foreign Secretary Maj. Gen (Retd) Khalid Amir Jaffri, CGSS, Major General Muhammad Samrez Salik Director General ISSRA Mr. Muhammad Sadiq, Former Secretary NSD and by the other senior members from National Security Division Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) and Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISS).

In his opening remarks NSA welcomed the participants and asked them to give their input to chalk out a way forward to cater to security needs of the country.

Secretary NSD, briefly, highlighted the role and working of NSD and provided an account of different issues which came under discussion in National Security Committee meetings since the inaugural meeting of Advisory Board.

Subsequently, the agenda points including Pakistan’s security and foreign policy options towards the US, India, Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics came under detailed discussion. The Panel also deliberated on the Peace Offer made by President Ashraf Ghani to Taliban.

National Security Adviser appreciated the input given by the members and said that the recommendations of the Advisory Board will be helpful in Pakistan’s different security and foreign policy initiatives.

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