Pakistan national security committee meets
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is chairing a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) on Tuesday, following scathing criticism of the country by US President Donald Trump who accused it of "lies and deceit" and sheltering terrorists.
Pakistan is expected to issue a response to Trump's tweet following the NSC meeting.
The meeting was originally scheduled to take place tomorrow along with a meeting of the federal cabinet. The top civilian and military leadership will attend the meeting, Geo News reported.
According to reports, the NSC meeting will be briefed by ministry of foreign affairs on Pakistan's diplomatic efforts, while the Director General Military Operations will list the efforts taken in the fight against terrorism.
Pakistan also summoned US Ambassador David Hale to register its protest after Trump's comments.