Opposition boycotts security briefing, meeting delayed for Wednesday

ISLAMABAD: A security briefing by senior military officials which was being conducted by senior military officers has been delayed due to the opposition’s boycott in a huge snub to the government.

The meeting is now scheduled to be held tomorrow, 11 November.

In a tweet, the official account of the National Assembly of Pakistan confirmed the postponement of the important briefing.

TPD Investigations Desk has learnt that the briefing would revolve around granting provisional provincial status to Gilgit Baltistan but it is expected that other issues pertaining to the opposition’s concerns regarding the military establishment’s involvement in political affairs might also be discussed.

In a statement on Tuesday, Mian Iftikhar Hussain who serves as the information secretary of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 opposition parties announced the PDM’s decision to not participate in the NA speaker’s session.

Previously, tidbits of information regarding the meetings between the oppositions and senior generals have been leaked to the media.

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