Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif shown his serious reservations over recent media report about civil and military leaderships and held this report as against fundamental principles of reporting.
COAS expressed concern over the publication of a fabricated news story in the paper pertaining to security issues purportedly discussed in a meeting of National Security Committee in the last week.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and DG ISI Lt. General Rizwan Akhtar were also present during the meeting.
They felt that it was imperative that print and electronic media refrained itself from speculative reporting on issues of national security and interests of the state.
Prime Minister took serious notice of the violation and directed that those responsible should be identified for stern action.
The meeting reaffirmed that Army and Intelligence Agencies would continue to play a lead role in our fight against terrorism.
This fight is proceeding smoothly and without any discrimination whatsoever with complete consensus of all stakeholders.