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.
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.