The top commanders of the Pakistan Army have concluded that terrorist safe havens and liberty available to terrorists of proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Afghanistan is a major challenge to Pakistan’s security.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir presided over the 258th Corps Commanders’ Conference (CCC) held at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
“The sanctuaries and liberty of action available to the terrorists of proscribed [Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan] TTP and other groups of that ilk in a neighbouring country and availability of latest weapons to the terrorists were noted as major reasons impacting the security of Pakistan,” it added.
The forum deliberated in detail upon the operational preparedness and training aspects of the army.
The forum was apprised about the government’s economic revival plan and the role of the army in uplifting agriculture, IT, mining and mineral and defence production sectors under the ambit of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC).
The forum also paid rich tribute to the supreme sacrifices persistently being offered by the valiant soldiers in the defence of their motherland against the threat of terrorism.
According to ISPR, the participants were briefed in detail about the prevailing internal security environment.
“Objective training remains the hallmark of our professionalism and we must always remain prepared to guard against any threat to our national security,” COAS was quoted as saying.