Islamabad: The Federal Cabinet of Pakistan approved national security policy (NSP). In the meeting, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan briefed to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the dialogue process with the Taliban.

Pakistani cabinet decided that the targeted operation against militants and talks will continue. Cabinet members also called for the Taliban to announce an unconditional ceasefire.

Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf said no one would be allowed to challenge the writ of the government. He added that the dialogue process was initiated with sincerity by the government but the Taliban made it meaningless by attacking security forces and innocent people