Reviewing security: Army chief chairs maiden corps commanders meet

Top brass discusses situation in tribal areas and along the LoC.

Our Correspondent December 07, 2013
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. PHOTO: FILE


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.


Last Word | 7 years ago | Reply

The new COAS of Pakistan during his four years tenure has a cut-out task ahead of him. As far India is concerned, there is least expectancy of any change in the policy of cross-border terrorism as most of the Indian dailies has commented as old wine in a new bottle. However, the new chief might have to do some rethinking during 2014 when the new government takes over in India, who might follow an aggressive policy on LoC of Pak adventurism and simultaneously the same happening on the Afghanistan border as foreign forces make an exit from this country. The internal (mis)handling of ever growing militancy in the country done in the past would pose as the biggest challenge to the new chief which needs to be dealt with differently if military wants peace and prosperity returning to Pakistan.

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