The 177th Corps Commanders’ Conference was held at General Headquarters on Friday. It was presided over by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. Apart from discussing matters of professional interest, the participants undertook a comprehensive review of internal and external security situation of the country. The forum was also briefed on improving Pak-Afghan bilateral relationship.
The COAS emphasised an early operationalization of all mutually discussed and agreed security-related initiatives with Afghanistan. The forum was apprised about the progress of the Operations Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber, and was briefed on the next phases of the operation. The COAS expressed complete satisfaction on the progress of the operations and lauded the achievements made so far. Ongoing Intelligence based operations, which have led to the apprehension of a large number of terrorists hiding across the country, were reviewed. Appreciating the efforts, General Raheel Sharif directed continuous evaluation of threat to be able to respond pre-emptively and effectively and an effective integration of efforts of all intelligence agencies to achieve optimum results against terrorists.
A strategy for return of Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs), including rehabilitation of NWA and rest of FATA, was discussed in detail. The COAS underlined the need for preparation and integration of efforts with Federal and Provincial governments, for a safe and dignified return of all TDPs to their homes as a priority.
SOURCE: RECORDER REPORT