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Why did PM visit ISI headquarters?

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa was also present along with Director General ISI Lt. General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Thursday that Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) headquarters was given a detailed briefing on changing situation in neighbouring Afghanistan.

In a tweet, he said Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and DG ISI Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum gave him a detailed briefing.

“Our goal is to ensure stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan has done a lot of work for the achievement of that objective”, he said. The minister said that today the world was getting closer to Pakistan’s point of view on Afghanistan situation.

Visit ISI headquarters

Prime Minister Imran Khan, along with the federal ministers, visited the Inter Services Intelligence Secretariat here Wednesday wherein he appreciated the institution’s role for national security, stability and prosperity.

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa was also present, a PM Office statement said.

Director General ISI Lt. General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum welcomed the dignitaries.

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A comprehensive briefing followed the discussion on national security and regional dynamics with focus on the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.

The prime minister expressed satisfaction over the professional preparedness to safeguard Pakistan’s national interest.

PM Khan on Afghanistan

Addressing the summit, Prime Minister Imran Khan had issued a clear warning to the global community, stating that Afghanistan could potentially become the biggest “man-made crisis in the world” if action was not taken immediately.

He said instability in Afghanistan would not be in anyone’s interest as it could lead to refugee exodus from the war-ravaged country and a heightened terrorism threat, particularly from the militant Islamic State group.

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A day later, the premier voiced veiled criticism at the US for creating a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and allowing it to worsen.

APP with additional input by GVS News Desk