Corps Commanders Conference was held at General Headquarters. General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) presided the meeting which was attended by all Corps Commanders and Principal Staff Officers. The forum expressed its deepest sympathies with grieved families and injured of Quetta blast. Participants of the conference were given detailed briefings on ongoing military operations and overall external and internal security situation in the country with particular reference to counter terrorism domain.
COAS said that this cowardly terror attack on Pakistan’s judiciary, carried out in a hospital is an attempt to undermine the successes of operation Zarb-e-Azb. He strongly stated that by adopting a whole of nation approach, its valiant armed forces would not allow anyone to reverse our gains against terrorism.
He directed the Commanders and intelligence outfits that they should further intensify the combing, and targeted operations with full vigour to eliminate terrorists and sleeper cells. He also directed commanders to provide all necessary assistance to provincial LEAs in their capacity building through training, resourcing and planning so as to integrate them effectively in counter terrorism operations.