RAWALPINDI: The Corps Commanders of Pakistan’s military has organised a significantly important session in Rawalpindi on Tuesday and expressed displeasure over defence minister Khawaja Asif’s statement, reports said.
Corps Commanders Conference held at General Headquarters today while the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif chaired the conference.
The forum undertook a comprehensive review of the prevailing external and internal security situation specially along the Western border, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The issue of drawdown of ISAF from Afghanistan with its concomitant implications on the security situation along the bordering region was also discussed.
COAS commended the efforts despite serious security and administrative challenges.
Corps commanders expressed reservations over criticism being made over Pakistan’s military especially by two senior lawmakers, local news channel said.
The expression of displeasure came forward after the defence minister Khawaja Asif and senator cum federal information minister Pervaiz Rasheed, who were seen defending the supremacy of parliament of Pakistan.
The participants added that military personnels and officers have concerns over criticism on Pakistan Army.
COAS General Raheel Sharif would make the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif aware about the military’s reservations after his return from visit to China.
Ongoing dialogues’ procedure with Taliban also discussed in the high-level military meeting; questions has been raised over prisoners’ release by Pakistani government without military’s consultation while some suggestions would be conveyed to the federal authorities.
The high-level officials clarified that there are no women, children and non-combatant prisoners present in military’s custody, reports said.
Corps commanders rejected the possibilities of making ‘Peace Zone’ demanded by the militant organisation, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
COAS General Raheel Sharif appreciated own troops for additional security measures along Pak-Afghan Border to assist our Afghan brethren in conduct of smooth Presidential Elections.
The forum also comprehensively reviewed Pak Army’s large scale involvement on security, development and rehabilitation works in various parts of the country.