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The country's top security officials on Thursday briefed parliamentarians on matters related to the Kashmir dispute, the Afghan peace process and other security issues.

The parliamentarians were briefed in a meeting of the parliamentary committee on National Security with Speaker Asad Qaiser in chair, according to a statement issued by the Information Ministry.

Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar were also in attendance.

According to the sources important leaders of the Opposition parties in Parliament were specially invited to attend the meeting as they had to be taken into confidence with regard to the recent developments in Afghanistan and other matters of national security.

During the meeting, DG ISI Lt Gen Faiz Hameed gave a briefing on the current situation in Kashmir and Afghanistan, besides the internal and external security situation, and the challenges due to the evolving nature of developments in the region.

Pakistan made sincere efforts for Afghan peace process, the meeting was told, while it was also noted that due to Pakistan's efforts, meaningful talks have begun between the US and the Taliban.

The participants were told that Pakistan would welcome the true representative government of the Afghan people and would continue to play its positive role in peace efforts in the war-torn country.

The security officials told the meeting that Pakistan's land is not being used in the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. They also expressed hope that Afghanistan’s soil will not be used against Pakistan, according to the statement.

According to the handout, political leaders "expressed satisfaction" at the briefing.