ISLAMABAD: Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) on Friday rejected the WikiLeaks disclosures and termed it as a conspiracy against Pakistan.
The committee meeting with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in chair termed the leaks as false and unauthentic and an attempt to malign the political and military leadership of the country.
The meeting reviewed the security challenges faced by the country and expressed satisfaction on the defence preparedness.
The DCC also deliberated on global and regional developments that were impacting on peace and security of Pakistan.
The meeting also expressed full solidarity and support of government and people of Pakistan for the just struggle of the Kashmiri people for their inalienable right of self-determination, as prescribed in relevant UN resolutions.
The prime minister in his opening remarks at the meeting appreciated the very effective rescue and relief efforts by the Armed Forces and other organisations in the wake of the floods calamity.
Gilani lauded the role and contributions of the Armed Forces and the law enforcing agencies for successfully confronting the threat to internal security posed by terrorism.
“Our success in meeting these challenges once again illustrates the tremendous resolve and resilience of the people of Pakistan and the strength of Pakistan’s institutions. It demonstrates the spirit of nationalism that on issues of national security, there is a complete unanimity among all the State institutions and all the political parties. the whole nation is firmly united”, he added.
Gilani said safeguarding of Pakistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity is a sacred duty.
He said: “despite our best efforts, our quest for a just and durable peace in South Asia has so far proved elusive. Indian Occupied Kashmir is again on the boil with indigenous resistance of Kashmiri people to Indian occupation.”
Pakistan will continue to extend full moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiri brothers and sisters, he added.
The prime minister directed that the committee will meet once in each quarters of the year to deliberate on all facets of the national security as these are unabatedly under a constant flux.
The meeting was also attended by defence minister, Interior minister, finance minister, Information minister, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee and the three Services Chiefs.