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Pak PM Imran Khan chairs NSC meeting, again asks for 'actionable proof' on Pulwama attack: Sources to WION

File photo: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Islamabad, Pakistan Feb 21, 2019, 06.15 PM (IST)

Amid growing tensions with India over the Pulwama attack, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a key meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) to discuss the security situation.

Government sources told WION that NSC reviewed the internal and external security challenges and categorically rejected India's charge on Pulwama attack.

NSC condemned Indian attempts to involve Pakistan in Pulawama attack, government sources told WION. If India has any "actionable proof", it should share with Pakistan, the NSC agreed.

The security committee also briefed the Pakistan Foreign Office on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. It also agreed to continue efforts to be part of the Afghan peace process.

The meeting was attended by Army chief General Bajwa, services chiefs, heads of intelligence agencies, security officials and federal and state ministers for finance, defence, foreign affairs and interior.

PTI quoting Pakistan's Geo TV reported that Prime Minister Khan and Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa held a one-on-one meeting during which they discussed region's security situation.

On Monday, India's ministry of external affairs(MEA) had said it wasn't surprised that Prime Minister Imran Khan had refused to acknowledge the attack on its security forces in Pulwama which it said was an act of terrorism" and said Pakistan is the "nerve centre of terrorism."

The ministry of external affairs (MEA) said, "Pakistani Prime Minister has ignored claims made by the Jaish-e-Mohammad(JeM), as well as by the terrorist, who perpetrated this heinous crime. These should be sufficient proof for Pakistan to take action."

Pakistan based terror group (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the terror attack at Pulwama.

New Delhi asked Islamabad to "stop misleading" the international community and "take credible and visible action against the perpetrators of Pulwama terrorist attack and other terrorists and terror groups operating from areas under their control."

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The security committee also briefed the Pakistan Foreign Office on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. It also agreed to continue efforts to be part of the Afghan peace process.