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The secret meeting between civilian Nawaz Sharif government’s officials and Army officials was an “extraordinary exchange,” the paper said. The meeting comes after Sharif chaired a meeting of Pakistan’s political parties to forge a united front on the issue of tackling the tensions with India.
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Sharif has “directed that fresh attempts be made to conclude the Pathankot investigation and restart the stalled Mumbai attacks-related trials”, the report said.
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Referring to India, Chaudhry said the “completion of the Pathankot investigation and some visible action against Jaish-e-Mohammed were the principal demands”, according to the report.
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The daily quoted unnamed government officials as saying that October 3’s “confrontation was part of a high-stakes gamble by Prime Minister Sharif to try and forestall further diplomatic pressure on Pakistan”.
“In separate meetings with the army chief, participants describe an animated and energised Sharif, who has argued that Pakistan faces real isolation if policy adjustments are not made,” it said.
The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Sharif and had the presence of senior cabinet and provincial officials.
Recently, Pakistan was isolated at the Saarc summit. Following India’s step to ban the meet in Islamabad citing concerns over terrorism, other countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal also decided to isolate Pakistan by opposing the meet to be held in the country.