NSC approves formation of high-powered committee to probe ‘audio leaks saga’

By: News Desk
Published: 10:20 PM, 28 Sep, 2022
NSC approves formation of high-powered committee to probe ‘audio leaks saga’
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The National Security Committee (NSC) Wednesday approved a formation of a high-powered probe committee over the ‘audio leaks saga’ of the Prime Minister's House.

The NSC meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was held here in Islamabad on Wednesday and considered the issue of audio leaks.

After the meeting, a communique was issued stating that the NSC meeting has approved the name of Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan as the head of the high-powered probe committee.

After consultation, the meeting also decided to prepare a 'Legal Framework' related to cyber security and also directed the Ministry of Law and Justice to do so.

The heads of sensitive institutions gave a detailed briefing to the meeting on the security of the PM's house, other important places and cyberspace.

The meeting was told that an investigation is being carried out on the issue of subverting audios on social media.

Certain aspects related to the security of the Prime Minister's House were identified and fool-proof arrangements were made to cover them.

The meeting was informed that emergency measures are being taken to ensure the security of the Prime Minister's House and other important places, buildings and ministries in order to avoid any such situation in the future.

The meeting agreed to review the security, safety and security of government communications keeping in view the changing environment of modern technology and cyberspace so that no breach can be made in the security system.

In the meeting Joint Chief of Staff chairman, all army services chiefs and director generals of the0 ISI and IB also attended the meeting.

Federal ministers of interior affairs, finance and information and state minister for foreign affairs were also present in the meeting.

During the meeting, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood briefed the meeting regarding the Prime Minister's recent participation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State in Uzbekistan and the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

He also informed the high-ups about the upcoming meetings of the Prime Minister with the heads of different countries.

The NSC meeting reviewed the historic disastrous floods in the country, rescue work for the victims, and relief measures to rehabilitate the flood affectees.

The meeting condoled the deaths due to floods across the country since June 14, 2022. , expressed sympathy with the bereaved and recited Fatiha.

The meeting reviewed in detail the steps taken to provide immediate relief, transfer to safe places, food, medical treatment and essential items to more than 33 million flood victims.

The meeting paid tribute to the role played by the administration and institutions, especially the Army, Navy and Air Force, in saving the lives of the flood victims, shifting them to safe areas and providing food and other items.

The meeting also highly appreciated the spirit and sacrifice of the civil society, media and philanthropists to support the flood affectees and expressed the expectation that they will continue to play their role in this cause with the same spirit.

The meeting also paid a great tribute to the officers and Sepoy who were martyred in the accident of the Army Aviation helicopter in Lasbela, Balochistan while helping the flood victims and said that the nation salutes its martyrs and their families.

The meeting reiterated the commitment that relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims will remain a top priority as a nation.