170th Corps Commanders Conference Held at GHQ

In the backdrop of unease within the troops over the sudden halt in the surgical strikes on militant targets in the northwest, the country’s top military brass met Friday in Rawalpindi to discuss professional matters at a prescheduled corps commanders meeting. The 170th Corps Commanders Conference was held at the General Headquarters with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif in chair. It was attended by the corps commanders and ISI Director General Lieutenant General Zaheerul Islam. A statement from ISPR termed the conference, a part of routine monthly meetings. The statement read, “The forum dwelt at length on various professional matters. The participants also under took a comprehensive review of prevalent internal and external security situation of the country.” As the civilian government keeps pressing for peace dialogue, military analysts and intelligence sources say that it was surprising that surgical operations were halted at a time when the militant targets were being secured and the surgical operations were being executed with a successful inter-services synergy. Last Saturday, hours after the announcement of ceasefire from Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the federal government did not stop for a second thought and ordered to stop the surgical strikes in the Federally Administered Tribal […]

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