- COAS, ISI DG met Prime Minister at PM House, according to local media sources.
- Source says PM informed about measures against terrorism, border situation.
- Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction with the professional affairs of the army: sources.
Chief of Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum visited Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at PM House on Tuesday. The news reported that based on local media.
According to local media sources, the army chief and ISI DG briefed the prime minister on the security situation in the country during the meeting.
Reportedly, Prime Minister Shehbaz was aware of the recent anti-terrorism measures, including the border situation.
At the meeting, Shehbaz expressed his satisfaction with the professional affairs of the Pakistan Army.
Despite the media reports, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Army’s media department remained tight-lipped about the meeting.
Last week, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry – in a press conference – briefed the nation on the military’s efforts to eradicate terrorism in the country and the situation at the borders, among other things.
The top military spokesman said the army is aiming to eradicate terrorism from the country.
“Pakistan has been fighting the war on terror for two decades. Every Pakistani soldier is committed to faith and piety,” he added.
“Contacts between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Baloch [insurgent] organizations and foreign intelligence agencies have been proven.”
The ISPR-DG further said that 137 security officials have been killed so far this year, while 117 have been injured. “The war on terror that Pakistan has waged is unprecedented and will continue until the last terrorist is eliminated.”
He added: “Terrorist organizations and their facilitators have no ideology, religion or belief. They attack mosques, police, religious scholars, media persons and civilians.”
In addition, regarding the situation on the country’s border, the army spokesman said that the approximately 3,141-kilometer-long border along the borders with Afghanistan and Iran has been fenced to prevent terrorist infiltration.
He said 98% of the border with Afghanistan and 85% with Iran is fenced, while 85% of the forts along the Afghan border and 33% with Iran have been completed.
He stated that 65% of former tribal areas have been cleared of landmines.
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