November 18; PILDAT’s Dialogue Group on Civil-Military Relations that met today, called for every State institution to work within the Constitutionally-defined domain.
The Group met in the context of the press statements issued by the ISPR on November 10 and the Federal Government’s response on November 11.
The Group deeply regretted that institutional mechanisms available for communication and consensus, in the shape of the National Security Committee (NSC), remain dormant. The NSC, the Group criticised, has not met for one year, and said that the institutionalisation of the NSC remains unfruitful in the absence of regular meetings to discuss issues of national security.
The Group believed that it remains the responsibility of the Federal Government to periodically inform the Parliament and the citizens of the implementation progress of its policies, including the National Action Plan.