Praising Pakistan’s top spy agency, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan described the ISI as the ‘first line of defence’.
The PM was visiting the ISI headquarters was the first time since coming to power.
On Wednesday, Imran Khan along with the senior cabinet was brief on the various strategic intelligence and national security matters.
The statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the military said, “The Prime Minister lauded contributions of the ISI towards national security especially in the ongoing counter terrorism effort. The Prime Minister said that the ISI is our first line of defence and stands out as best intelligence agency of the world.”
Imran Khan told ISI officials that his government and the people of Pakistan firmly stood behind the armed forces and intelligence agencies and acknowledged the “unprecedented achievements” of these institutions, the statement added.
Imran Khan, the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan has often been accused by his critics of being the security establishment’s man.
However, in his victory speech, he denied any such allegations saying that he did not start his political career from the lap of any military dictator.