Armed forces to remain active in wake of country’s security situation

The leadership of three armed forces while expressing satisfaction over the steps taken to deal internal and external security challenges as well as elimination of terrorism and violent extremism have also decided to remain active keeping in view the country’s security and geo strategic scenario.

The decision into this effect was taken during the meeting of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) held at Joint Staff Headquarters, Chaklala Saturday.

According to Spokesman Pakistan army, the meeting was chaired by General Tariq Majid, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.

The meeting was attended by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Army Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir, Chief of Naval Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of Air Staff, Secretary Defence, Director General Inter Services Intelligence, Director General Strategic Plans, Director General Joint Staff and other senior military officials from three services, he said.

The Chairman JCSC and the Services Chiefs expressed satisfaction on the state of preparedness of the Armed Forces of Pakistan and had a deliberate discussion on various measures for effectively dealing with the security challenges confronting the country.

The committee undertook a comprehensive review of the national security situation, taking stock of the evolving internal and external challenges and the contemplated response.

The deliberations specifically focused on the ongoing Army exercise “AZME-NAU III”, which has entered the final phase. The Army Field Exercise of this magnitude combined with next phase of PAF exercise “HIGH MARK” is being held after almost two decades, in order to practically validate the new “War fighting concept”.

The committee also dwelled on the successful continuation of operations in FATA and Swat, where considerable space has been created for the commencement of development works in the area, which are already underway.

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