Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday will address the National Assembly and will make a policy statement on the budget. The premier will also take participants into confidence regarding foreign policy matters as well as external and internal security issues faced by the country.

In order to ensure that there is no ruckus during PM Imran’s address, the government through Speaker Asad Qaiser’s office has reached out to the opposition so that they listen to PM Khan’s address

This address to the parliament comes just a day ahead of the crucial meeting of the parliamentary committee on national security.

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National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser had summoned a session of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security on July 1 to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and Kashmir in an in-camera session at Parliament House.

The meeting will be attended by Senate Chairperson Sadiq Sanjrani, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry from the government side. National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari Opposition Leader in Senate Yousaf Raza Gillani, and other senior leaders will represent the opposition.

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Faiz Hamid will likely attend the moot as well.

This session comes just three days before American troop’s withdrawal from Afghanistan making this a critical week for the region’s security.

This step was taken by Biden in April when he ordered the military to leave by July 4. As many as 1,000 US troops could remain in the country after the formal withdrawal to assist in securing the US Embassy in Kabul.


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