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PM takes serious notice of “fabricated” reports; directs stern action

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday (today) took serious notice of a purported media report of proceedings of a National Security Committee meeting and directed that “those responsible be identified for stern action.”

The remarks by the PM came during a call-on by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif here at the PM House.

Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and DG ISI Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar were also present during the meeting.

Matters pertaining to national and regional security were discussed, a press statement released from the PM House said.

The participants of the meeting expressed concern over publication of a “fabricated news story” in a local English daily pertaining to security issues purportedly discussed in a meeting of National Security Committee, held last week.

“The participants were unanimous that the published story was clearly violative of universally acknowledged principles of reporting on National Security issues.”

They were of the view that “the story has risked vital State interests through the inclusion of inaccurate and misleading contents which had no relevance to actual discussion and facts,” the Press Statement said.

“The participants felt that it was imperative that Print and Electronic media refrained itself from speculative reporting and issues of national security and interests of the state.”

“PM took serious notice of the violation and directed that those responsible should be identified for stern action,” the statement said.

The meeting reaffirmed that Army and Intelligence Agencies shall continue to play a lead role in the fight against terrorism which was proceeding smoothly and without any discrimination whatsoever with the complete consensus of all stakeholders.

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6 Comments

  1. mohan said:

    CHINA IS NOW PLAYING AGGRESSIVE ROLE TO DICTATE TO OTHER COUNTRIES. China will bow before India if Indian will boycott CHINESE GOODS in toto. Modi govt should also restrict the flow of goods from CHINA so that the huge trade deficit between of two countries can be checked. CHINA will stop all subversive activities against India and will come to terms according to Indian interest. Firstly Indian should pledge to stop the use of CHINESE GOODS which will be very helpful in containing China on our borders and connivance with Pakistan on terrorist attacks and other anti-Indian activities. The economic blockade is the most effective weapon against CHINA. Pakistan will also come to terms dictated by India provided Modi govt clearly told them to abrogate Indus Water Treaty if any future terrorist's attack is made on Indian soil. The present alarming situation imposed on India by Pakistan is the gift of past UPA Italian rule in last 10 years which has incited Pakistan to launch the full-scale proxy war on India soil. India has upper hand over China and Pakistan if above action is taken by us against both countries.

  2. 中国人民 said:

    You people have NO leverage on anyone, ESPECIALLY not on the people's republic of CHINA. You might make up stories about surgical strikes into pakistan. But we are not pakistan. It is we who have the biggest army in the world and will not think twice about sending them against any buzz from you whining indians. so go back to your lala land where you see yourself has supergirl

  3. Dr.M.M.Khan said:

    The Govt. has just put a leading journalist on ECL. His crime? Telling the truth about a Meeting between the civil military leadership. Is this Democracy Pakistan style.

    • Zahid_aziz said:

      No, its traitor ship "Pakistan Style" where a kid with no brains can get published in top English daily and can allege almost anything without considering consequences.

  4. Zahid_aziz said:

    Cyril Almedia is the name of journalist who wrote a pack of lies in local daily newspaper titled "the Dawn" and alleged that its the military that is not being honest in eradicating terrorist. By the way, who is dying in this war on terror? Military or civil leadership of pakistan or some seriously mentally handicapped journalist called Cyril Almeida. Report of his being on ECL released by Al Jazeera is also fabricated and his acting against the State of Pakistan is his only "crime" Lets make an example of him.

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