JCSC discusses national security, other issues: ISPR

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Rawalpindi: The Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Meeting (JCSC) was held here at the Joint Staff Headquarters on Tuesday to review issues related to the national security, regional Geo-Strategic environment, and internal security situation, Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR).

According the ISPR statement, General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee presided over the meeting which was attended by Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Secretary Defence, Chief of General Staff, Director General Joint Staff, Director General Inter Services Intelligence, Director General Strategic Plans Division and senior military officers from the three services.

JCSC is a quarterly moot of senior military leadership to assess and evaluate the operational preparedness of the Armed Forces.

“The meeting this time reviewed issues related to the national security, regional Geo-Strategic environment, and internal security situation along with the progress on the agenda points of last session,” the ISPR said.

“Participants expressed their satisfaction over the standard of preparedness of Armed Forces to take on the upcoming challenges. It was reiterated in unequivocal terms that comprehensive strategy will be followed by the Armed Forces to combat the terrorist threat being faced by the country,” the statement added.

Chairman appreciated the sacrifices rendered in the realm of national security.

Meeting also discussed the support of Armed Forces to ECP (Election Commission of Pakistan) during the forthcoming elections.

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