Army top brass reviews implications of ISAF drawdown from Afghanistan


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.

ISAF, NATO Withdrawal, Pakistan Army, Afghanistan, ISPR, Corps Commanders Conference, 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.


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