Performance of the National Security Committee: August 2018 – August 2019

An Overview


Performance of National Security Committee – An Overview is a performance analysis of the National Security Committee (NSC) during 2018-2019, to record and analyse the process of decision-making on national security issues in Pakistan.

While PILDAT has previously carried out annual and periodic performance assessments of NSC and similar forums in earlier tenures of successive elected Federal Governments, this report assesses performance of the NSC during the first year of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Federal Government elected after the 11th General Election in 2018. Thereport, therefore, is looking at the period of performance between August 18, 2018 to August 17, 2019.

The report closely examines publicly available data and reports in the media regarding the meetings of the National Security Committee and similar structures. The report also records key interactions between the elected civilian leadership with the military leadership during the year and is prepared as part of PILDAT’s larger focus on promoting a Constitutional equation of inter-institutional relations in Pakistan.