ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has appreciated the professional role played by the Army during the security operation in areas hit by terrorism, and has reiterated the army’s determination to continue taking part for the fast completion of social development projects in these areas.
The 65th meeting for the formation commanders was held on Monday at General Headquarters (GHQ) and it was presided over by General Kayani. The corps commanders, principal staff officers and formation commanders participated, as satisfaction was expressed on the Pakistan Army’s professional preparedness.
While addressing the meeting, the COAS lauded the efforts of the field formation commanders for their cooperation in the provision of flood relief and assistance.
The COAS said the army will complete the social development projects in the flood-hit areas on a priority basis. The military sources reported that the conference expressed its satisfaction on the steps taken for the internal and external security of the country.
The meeting also discussed, in detail, the Afghanistan situation, the effects of the Wikileaks documents on Pakistan, Karzai government’s dialogue with the Taliban, the Pakistan -Afghan border issues and cooperation with Nato. The meeting reiterated the pledge that American or international coalition forces will not be allowed to set up offices, or take any action on the land of Pakistan. ONLINE (with additional input from our correspondent)
Published in The Express Tribune, November 30th, 2010.
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