Joint chiefs deliberate over army's support to ECP during elections

Published: March 19, 2013

General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee presiding over the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Meeting (JCSC) held at Joint Staff Headquarters on Tuesday March 19, 2013. PHOTO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) met on Tuesday to discuss the armed forces’ support to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) during the forthcoming general elections.

An Inter-service Public Relation (ISPR) release Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Khalid Shameem Wynne presided over the meeting which was held here at the Joint Staff Headquarters.

The meeting this time reviewed issues related to the national security, regional geo-strategic environment, and internal security situation along with the progress on the agenda points of last session.

The participants expressed their satisfaction over the standard of preparedness of Armed Forces to take on the upcoming challenges.

It was reiterated in unequivocal terms that comprehensive strategy will be followed by the armed forces to combat the terrorist threat being faced by the country.

The chairman appreciated the sacrifices rendered in the realm of national security.

The meeting was attended by Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Secretary Defence, Chief of General Staff, Director General Joint Staff, Director General Inter Services Intelligence, Director General Strategic Plans Division and senior military officers from the three services.

The JCSC is a quarterly moot of senior military leadership to assess and evaluate the operational preparedness of the armed forces.

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