The top military brass on Tuesday discussed in length various issues related to the security of the country at the 162nd Corps Commanders’ Conference, including deliberations on the developments in Afghanistan, Doha peace process, the proposed talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and All-Parties Conference (APC) convened by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on evolving a consensus national security policy.
The Corps Commanders’ Conference was held at the General Headquarters with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani in the chair.
Though an official handout termed the conference part of routine monthly meetings, the timing of the meeting is critical.
“The forum dwelt at length on various professional matters. The meeting also under took a comprehensive review of prevalent internal and external security situation of the country,” the official statement added.
A source told Pakistan Today that the military leadership deliberated upon the government’s proposed draft on national security policy which is set to be shared with political leaders during the PM’s convened APC.
“The army leadership resolved to fight out the menace of terrorism and safeguard the country’s frontiers against all odds,” the source added.
The source said the meeting also took stock of military operations in Tirah valley and North Waziristan, adding that the meeting expressed its satisfaction over the achievements and advancements of the forces in these areas.