Army chief hails ISI for 'strengthening national security'

Gen Qamar Bajwa meets DG ISI Rizwan Akhtar at agency headquarters in Islamabad


News Desk December 09, 2016
Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa meets DG ISI Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar at ISI HQ in Islamabad on December 9, 2016. PHOTO: ISPR

Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed "complete satisfaction" over the role of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in strengthening the country's national security.

The COAS conveyed these remarks on his visit to the agency headquarters in Islamabad on Friday, where he also met ISI chief Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, according to the military's media wing, ISPR.

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Gen Qamar was briefed on the internal and external security situation of the country, whereas the intelligence agency’s efforts to counter terrorism were also discussed in the meeting.

The army chief lauded the contribution and sacrifices made by intelligence officers. He also laid floral wreath at the ‘Yadgar-e-Shuhda’ (monument for martyrs) to pay homage to those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty with the ISI.

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