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President briefed over Afghan situation, cyber security at ISI HQs

The president lauded the efforts of Inter-Services Intelligence for national security and expressed his satisfaction over its professional preparedness. This was scheduled as the situation in Afghanistan is developing into a regional and international issue.

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President Dr. Arif Alvi was given a briefing on the dynamics of national security and the situation in Afghanistan during his visit to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Headquarters here on Thursday.

In view of the president’s keen interest in cybersecurity, he was also briefed on the subject.

The president lauded the efforts of Inter-Services Intelligence for national security and expressed his satisfaction over its professional preparedness.

Earlier, Director General ISI General Faiz Hamid welcomed the president on his arrival at the ISI Headquarters.

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Pakistan to hold a conference

There has been a positive development as Pakistan is now scheduled to host a conference on the Afghanistan issue soon.

After a telephonic conversation between former Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Prime Minister Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry has announced on Twitter that Pakistan is going to host a special conference on Afghanistan.

The Information and Broadcasting Minister tweeted, “Pakistan is striving for the peace and prosperity of Afghanistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan just had a telephonic conversation with former Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Pakistan is going to host a special conference regarding the issues of Afghanistan. The details of the conference will soon be revealed.”

In a later tweet, he also added, “In the coming conference, Hamid Karzai, along with other prominent leaders, has been invited to participate. We hope that this significant development will give rise to new hopes for a solution to Afghanistan’s problems.”

This is an important development as the Taliban continues to make headway into Afghanistan. According to reports, the Taliban on Wednesday had captured the strategic border crossing of Spin Boldak along the frontier with Pakistan, continuing sweeping gains made since foreign forces stepped up their withdrawal.

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The Taliban have launched a widespread offensive across the countryside since early May when US-led foreign forces began their final withdrawal of troops. Much news is coming out of Afghanistan recently, as the Non-state actors are making headway into converting the country into what it was in the 1990s, a Sharia-compliant and militant-run state with arbitrary laws and brutal killings.

APP with additional input by GVS News Desk

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