Recently-appointed army chief General Raheel Sharif chaired his first corps commanders’ meeting on Friday and reviewed the country’s internal and external security situation.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the conference took place at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and was part of the routine monthly meetings of the army’s top brass.
Top military commanders dwelt at length on various professional matters during the meeting, the ISPR statement said. The meeting participants also undertook a comprehensive review of the prevalent internal and external security situation of the country, it added.
Sources told The Express Tribune that the situation in the tribal areas – where the military is engaged in a battle against militants – was among the internal security matters the top army brass discussed in the meeting.
On the external front, the corps commanders discussed the situation along the Line of Control, where Pakistani and Indian troops were engaged in clashes in the recent past, they said.
The sources added that the corps commanders also congratulated the army chief over the assumption of his new responsibilities.
In his remarks, General Raheel thanked his top commanders and briefed them about his priorities. He also told the commanders about his recent visit to the North and South Waziristan Agencies, and lauded the army’s efforts in the fight against militancy.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 7th, 2013.
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