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Joint session of Parliament to be held today to discuss Pakistan-India ties

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – A joint session of the Parliament has been convened on Thursday (today) to discuss the prevailing security situation in Pakistan and a sharp escalation of tensions with long-standing rival India, a day after Pakistan shot down.
Reportedly, the session is scheduled to be held at 3pm in the Parliament House where Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan will table the motion to discuss the prevailing external threats.Yesterday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general (DG) of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), provided the military’s input to the meeting participants at an in-camera session at the Parliament House.Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was also present in the session.
Qureshi briefed the opposition on the government’s foreign policy strategy and the decisions taken during the National Command Authority (NCA) were also discussed in the meeting.Besides, the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari attended the session along with party delegations.A special meeting of parliamentary leaders was convened at Parliament House today to brief national leadership on the ongoing security situation. The parliamentarians were briefed by FM (foreign minister), followed by DG ISPR, read a press statement issued after the session.
COAS also interacted with the forum after the brief.It said the participants unanimously expressed that they stand united against any aggression against Pakistan and will support the government and its institutions unconditionally.They also expressed hope that those who want peace and stability will prevail, as war is not an option but a failure of policy, the statement said. National leaders of all political parties offered their services for the cause of peace and progress.

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India-Pak War Crises: PM Imran chaired National Command Authority meeting

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday chaired a National Command Authority meeting to discuss a response to India’s Line of Control (LoC) violation.
The NCA is the apex civilian-led command headed by the prime minister to oversee the policy formulation, exercises, deployment, research and development, employment and operational command and control of the country’s nuclear arsenals.The meeting was attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, the Chiefs of all three services and Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor.Prime Minister Imran Khan had chaired a meeting of the National Security Council(NSC) a day earlier which had rejected Indian claims of targeting an alleged terrorist camp near Balakot and said that Pakistan will decide the time and place of a response to the aggression.
DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor on Tuesday also warned India that it was time to wait for our surprise.I said three things: You will never be able to surprise us.We have not been surprised. We were ready, we responded, we denied.I said we will retain the escalation ladder. We have that initiative in our hand, he said.I said that we will surprise you. Wait for that surprise.I said that our response will be different. See it for yourself.
The response will come, and the response will come differently, he warned the Indian army.Indian military aircraft violated the LoC as they intruded from the Muzaffarabad sector and were forced to return owing to the timely response of the Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said early Tuesday.
Indian aircraft intrusion across LoC in Muzaffarabad Sector within AJK was 3-4 miles. Under forced hasty withdrawal aircraft released payload which had free fall in the open area.
No infrastructure got hit, no casualties. Technical details and other important information to follow, Major General Ghafoor wrote on .He also tweeted images of the payload of hastily escaping Indian aircraft which fell in [the] open.The incursion into the Pakistani air space follows a series of threats by Indian political and military leadership following the attack on an Indian Army convoy at Pulwama by local youth, in reaction to the oppression unleashed by the occupational forces.

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Hope India knows what NCA means?

ISLAMABAD: The National Command Authority (NCA), which oversees the operational command and control of the country’s nuclear arsenals and missile systems, is the top policy making body of the country to authorise possession and use of fire-arms to …
As per the National Command Authority Act 2010, the Authority shall have the powers to perform all such functions that are necessary to implement the objects and purposes of this Act which include to exercise complete command and control over all nuclear and space related technologies, systems and matters.The Act also envisages that the NCA has the authority to Authorise possession and use of fire-arms to security force personnel who are in the service of the Authority and take actions, issue appropriate orders and instructions as it may deem fit or in order to advance or achieve the purposes of its establishment and in order to facilitate the performance of actions or functions that are incidental and ancillary thereto.Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has called the meeting of the Authority on Wednesday in the wake of Indian aggression against Pakistan, is the chairman of the NCA.
Its members include Minister for Foreign Affairs; Minister for Defence; Minister for Finance; Minister for Interior; Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee; Chief of Army Staff; Chief of Naval Staff; and Chief of Air Staff. The Director General Strategic Plans Division acts as the Secretary of the Authority.Under the Act, all the powers and functions rest with the National Command Authority on whose behalf, the chairman will exercise these powers and functions who may in consultation with National Command Authority and subject to such limitations as he may specify, delegate any of these powers and functions to Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Director General Strategic Plans Division, who may further sub-delegate the same to any employee.Speaking to the media on Tuesday, the DG ISPR Maj General Asif Ghafoor while referring to the National Command Authority meeting convened by the PM on Wednesday said, I hope you know what the NCA means and what it constitutes.
The Pak military spokesman had a clear and unambiguous media for India, I said that we will surprise you. Wait for that surprise.I said that our response will be different. The response will come differently.
You have chosen a path of war without knowing the consequence for the peace and stability of the region.Within hours after Indian aggression, the National Security Committee of the government met to decide, Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing.Later in a press conference addressed by a team of ministers led by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also said Pakistan shall respond.Same message was conveyed by the DG ISPR in a candid manner but with the fingers crossed the entire nation awaits what would be the surprise response of Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD: The National Command Authority (NCA), which oversees the operational command and control of the country’s nuclear arsenals and missile systems, is the top policy making body of the country to authorise possession and use of fire-arms to security force personnel who are in the service of the Authority.As per the National Command Authority Act 2010, the Authority shall have the powers to perform all such functions that are necessary to implement the objects and purposes of this Act which include to exercise complete command and control over all nuclear and space related technologies, systems and matters.
The Act also envisages that the NCA has the authority to “Authorise possession and use of fire-arms to security force personnel who are in the service of the Authority” and “take actions, issue appropriate orders and instructions as it may deem fit or in order to advance or achieve the purposes of its establishment and in order to facilitate the performance of actions or functions that are incidental and ancillary thereto.”Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has called the meeting of the Authority on Wednesday in the wake of Indian aggression against Pakistan, is the chairman of the NCA.
Its members include Minister for Foreign Affairs; Minister for Defence; Minister for Finance; Minister for Interior; Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee; Chief of Army Staff; Chief of Naval Staff; and Chief of Air Staff. The Director General Strategic Plans Division acts as the Secretary of the Authority.Under the Act, all the powers and functions rest with the National Command Authority on whose behalf, the chairman will exercise these powers and functions who may in consultation with National Command Authority and subject to such limitations as he may specify, delegate any of these powers and functions to Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Director General Strategic Plans Division, who may further sub-delegate the same to any employee.Speaking to the media on Tuesday, the DG ISPR Maj General Asif Ghafoor while referring to the National Command Authority meeting convened by the PM on Wednesday said, “I hope you know what the NCA means and what it constitutes.
”The Pak military spokesman had a clear and unambiguous media for India, “I said that we will surprise you. Wait for that surprise.
I said that our response will be different. The response will come differently,You have chosen a path of war without knowing the consequence for the peace and stability of the region.”Within hours after Indian aggression, the National Security Committee of the government met to decide, “Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing.” Later in a press conference addressed by a team of ministers led by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also said Pakistan “shall respond”.Same message was conveyed by the DG ISPR in a candid manner but with the fingers crossed the entire nation awaits what would be the “surprise” response of Pakistan.

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