The top political and military leadership in Pakistan has said any foreign intervention in the country’s affairs would not be tolerated. The leadership made the comments while taking serious note of incidents of terrorism in Pakistan, as well as aid and funding by India and Afghanistan to subversive elements in the country.
According to the Daily Times, a high-level meeting to review the national security was held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair. The meeting was attended by Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and ISI Director General Lt Gen Zaheerul Hasan.
The meeting decided to make it clear to the United States that it would be unacceptable for Pakistan to give the role of ‘policeman’ to India in the region, as it would adversely affect the already strained ties between the two neighbouring countries. Sources said the political and military leadership was unanimous in their view that any foreign intervention in Pakistan’s affairs would not be tolerated.
The political and military leadership expressed their firm resolve not to interfere in the internal affairs of the neighbouring countries and not to allow them to meddle in Pakistan’s internal affairs.