DG ISPR briefs nation on security in view of Afghan situation

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar is holding a press conference in view of the evolving situation in neighbouring Afghanistan.

At the outset of his press conference in Rawalpindi, he said he would talk about the evolving situation in Afghanistan and the implied national security problems that Pakistan could face, along with the measures the armed forces had taken and would continue to take to “ward off any spillover of insecurity and instability into Pakistan”.

Prior to the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, the military situation in the war-torn Afghanistan “unfolded rapidly”, he said.

He emphasised that there was “no doubt” that Pakistan’s side of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border was secu