Formation Commanders meeting comes to an end at GHQ

RAWALPINDI: A day long meeting of the Formation Commanders has ended at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, according to a press release issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
A day long 72nd Formation Commanders’ Conference chaired by General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), was held at General Headquarters today.
The half yearly conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders.
The forum was given comprehensive briefings on external and internal security environment. The participants of the conference also dwelt at length on various professional matters.
Security issues in the country as well as professional and operational affairs of the Pakistan Army were discussed in the meeting, which was headed by army chief General Raheel Sharif.
The military leadership also discussed the security situation at the borders of the country, the law and order situation as well as the future strategy of the army.
Just yesterday, a high-level meeting on the internal security situation in the country had authorised the army to carry out ‘appropriate action’ against terrorist hideouts following the recent spate of attacks – including the audacious assault at the Karachi airport.
The meeting, which was held against the backdrop of precarious security situation in the country, was presided by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and attended by General Raheel Sharif as well as Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
Chief of General Staff Lt General Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad and head of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) counter-intelligence Major General Nasir Dilawar Shah were also present during the huddle, which lasted over three hours.
Interestingly, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt General Zaheerul Islam who regularly appears at such meetings, was not present. Sources familiar with the development had said that the spy chief was out of station.
A brief statement issued by the prime minister’s office had stated that the law and order situation in the country was reviewed during the meeting.