Rawalpindi: Pakistan’s top military brass has reiterated that war against terrorism was in the national interest and the army would continue fighting, using own resources.
According to a statement issued here on Tuesday the 140th Corps Commanders’ Conference was held at General Headquarters chaired by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.
The participants were briefed in detail about the security situation in the country in general and ongoing operations in Kurram and Mohmand Agencies in particular. Matters of operational preparedness were also discussed.
COAS in his opening remarks appreciated the conduct of ongoing operations. Referring to Mohmand Agency, he instructed that all efforts must be utilized in coordination with civil administration for safe return of IDPs.
He said that the aim of operation in Kurram Agency is to clear the area of miscreants involved in terrorism, kidnapping, killing of locals and blocking of road connecting lower with upper Kurram.
COAS lauded the support of locals in flushing out terrorists from their area.
The Forum reiterated the resolve to fight the menace of terrorism in our own national interest using our own resources.
Participants also reviewed the pre flood arrangements in view of onset Monsoon season.