RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif on Friday emphasized the need for more proactive and coordinated role of intelligence agencies for an effective counter terrorism campaign and to counter hostile agencies’ moves to destabilize Pakistan.
During his visit to HQ, Directorate General, ISI in Islamabad, the COAS also emphasized the need to further coordinate and synergise a combined civil-military intelligence effort at national level by providing all agencies requisite support and ever developing modern intelligence techniques.
According to ISPR here, Director General, ISI, Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar briefed the COAS about internal and external security situation of the country and counter terrorism operations.
When briefed on pre-empting a number of terrorist acts and successful IBOs, the COAS appreciated ISI’s role in preventing numerous terrorist acts.
The COAS said that most of the achievements and successes of intelligence agencies go unnoticed but their accomplishments for the defence of the country are phenomenal which deserve due recognition and acknowledgment.