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Event Title :
An in-camera meeting of the Committee of Whole
Published Date :
Dec 19,2017

An in-camera meeting of the Committee of Whole “to prepare policy guidelines in the light of the emerging regional realities” was held on 19th December, 2017, to deliberate upon the emerging national security paradigm for Pakistan specially with respect to the recent visits of the Chief of Army Staff and other recent developments in this regard. The meeting was attended by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) alongwith the DG MO, DG MI, DG ISI and DG ISPR.

Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, Chairman Senate, in his opening remarks welcomed the COAS to Senate and gave a brief insight into the role of the Committee with regard to issues linked with the foreign policy and national security. Senator Rabbani stated that the Parliament is mandated to oversee policies of the Government and if required, provide guidelines to improvise the same. Today’s exercise, first of its kind, is being carried out to ensure that  Pakistan’s National Security Policy is in line with the emerging regional realities and the incipient security paradigm for Pakistan.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), gave an overview which was followed by a detailed presentation by Major General Sair Shamshad Mirza, DG MO. After the presentation, the COAS personally answered the questions asked by the Members which touched upon all areas of national interest and security, which lasted for over three hours.

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