Act against terrorists or face global isolation: Pak Govt to Army

File Photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with army chief Raheel Sharif.

Pakistan government has issued a blunt and unprecedented warning to the military leadership about a growing international isolation of Pakistan and sought consensus on several key actions by the state.

As per Pakistani media at least two sets of actions have been agreed.

File photo of Pakistan Army Chief Raheel Sharif.

File photo of Pakistan Army Chief Raheel Sharif.

As per a report in Dawn news paper: ISI DG Gen Rizwan Akhtar, accompanied by National Security Adviser Nasser Janjua will travel to each of the four provinces with a message for provincial apex committees and ISI sector commanders.

As per the report, they would deliver a message that military-led intelligence agencies are not supposed to interfere if law enforcement acts against militant groups that are banned or until now considered off-limits for civilian action.

Gen Akhtar’s inter-provincial tour has begun with a visit to Lahore.

Second, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed that fresh attempts be made to conclude the Pathankot investigation and restart the stalled Mumbai attacks-related trials in a Rawalpindi anti terrorism court.

As per reports in Pakistan media, those decisions were taken after an extraordinary verbal confrontation between Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the ISI DG.

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