PM-COAS discuss progress on NAP, Zarb-i-Azb, China visit

inp 06-04ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the PM House here on Friday.

Matters relating to the implementation of National Action Plan for combating terrorism and extremism came under discussion.

Sources said that the army chief also took the prime minister into confidence over his recent visit to Beijing where he held meetings with the top Chinese political and military leadership.He also informed Mr Nawaz Sharif about the last Corps Commanders conference.

The premier was also informed about the armed forces’ decision to organise a joint services parade on Pakistan Day.

The joint military parade of Pakistan’s armed forces will take place on March 23 and will be organised by the joint staff headquarters in Rawalpindi which oversees the country’s three armed forces.

The COAS also apprised the premier about successes in the ongoing operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan and surrounding areas. The army chief told the premier that a number of militants have been eliminated in the operation.

Speaking to the army chief, the premier appreciated the resolve of the armed forces in the fight against terrorism and said that the government and the nation fully supported the armed forces.

INP

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