Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday, a week after the latter became the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan by ousting PTI Chairman Imran Khan through a parliamentary vote of no-confidence.
During the meeting, professional matters, including national security issues, were discussed, said a brief statement issued in the evening.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif today.— PML(N) (@pmln_org) April 19, 2022
Professional matters pertaining to National security were discussed during the meeting. pic.twitter.com/AyDmC7wi4i
Earlier in the day, the members of the federal cabinet were administered oaths by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani after the unavailability of President Arif Alvi.
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The meeting came amid an increase in attacks on security forces along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, resulting in the martyrdom of soldiers over the weeks.
In a strongly-worded statement, Pakistan had told the Afghan Taliban to put an end to cross-border attacks emanating from Afghan soil.
Similarly, the army is facing a smear campaign on social media following the removal of the PTI government. The army chief had recently said that efforts to create a "wedge between army and people won’t be tolerated".
"The hostile forces are trying this for a long time but they won’t succeed InshAllah,” the Inter-Service Public Relations quoted COAS Bajwa as saying.
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