Army top brass reviews implications of ISAF drawdown from Afghanistan

Forum undertakes comprehensive review of external and internal security situation.


Web Desk April 09, 2014
General Sharif also took the opportunity to commend the troops for implementing extra security measures along the Pak-Afghan border. PHOTO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On a day when a bomb killed 22 people in Islamabad and the peace process in danger of running aground again, the military’s top brass undertook a comprehensive review of the external and internal security situation of the country.

According to an official release from the Inter-services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday, the Corps Commanders conference was held at the General Headquarters on Wednesday with army chief General Raheel Sharif in chair.

The meeting reviewed the prevailing external and internal security situation in the country, especially along the Western border. The issue of drawdown of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from Afghanistan and its subsequent implications on the security situation was also discussed.

The forum also comprehensively reviewed the army’s large scale involvement in security, development and rehabilitation works in various parts of the country.

General Sharif also took the opportunity to commend the troops for implementing extra security measures along the Pak-Afghan border to assist Afghanistan during the presidential elections.

According to Express News, the forum further discussed the ongoing peace talks between the government and the Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP). The commanders also discussed their views about the TTP holding prisoners.

COMMENTS (6)

Animal Farm - Desi | 7 years ago | Reply

For God's sake, get rid of this notion of strategic depth. And good Taliban and bad Taliban. Don't know what they are safeguarding and from whom.

unbelievable | 7 years ago | Reply

@Jibran:

Forget about external security, and concentrate on the internal mess.

Unfortunately years of harboring the Haqqani are likely to have consequences. When the American's depart it's likely that the TTP and other militants will setup permanent bases in Afghanistan with Afghan tacit approval which will impact Pakistan's "internal mess".

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