COAS Raheel Shareef chairs meeting to review situation of Karachi

KARACHI: On Wednesday, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Shareef arranged a meeting to review the situation of security situation of Karachi at Headquarters of Corps where he was briefed about the progress made on the ongoing operation in Karachi, according to the media wing.

The effectiveness of intelligence based operations was appreciated by General Raheel Shareef and also the efforts of rangers and the other law enforcement agencies working in Karachi for their operations and coordination during the security situation in Karachi, said General Asim Bajwa.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif earlier in last month arrived in Karachi to attend a high-level meeting at the Governor House.

Ahead of meeting at Governor House, Army Chief Gen. Raheel chaired a meeting at Corps Headquarters Karachi to review security situation in the port city and rest of Sindh.

Corps Commander Karachi Lt-Gen Naveed Mukhtar, DG ISI Lt-Gen. Rizwan Akhtar and DG Rangers Major Gen. Bilal Akbar attended the meeting.
The army chief also hailed the security institutions over peaceful conduct of local government elections in Karachi.

Army chief General Raheel Sharif vowed to eliminate terrorism even from the remotest pockets of the country at all costs.

“We will eliminate terrorists even from the remotest pockets at all costs,” General Raheel said during a meeting with Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

Pakistan Army launched a ground offensive in North Waziristan Agency’s mountainous Shawal Valley, regarded as the last haven of fleeing homegrown militants and their foreign cohorts.

The military has stepped up operations in the deeply forested ravines of the Shawal Valley which straddles North and South Waziristan agencies along the border with Afghanistan and softened militant targets in the valley through continued airstrikes.

Banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan used to control all of mountainous NWA, which includes the Shawal Valley and Datta Khel, and runs along the Afghan border. But Pakistan Army recaptured most of the region in a major armed operation, codenamed Zarb-e-Azb, which was launched in June 2014.

Commander UK Land Forces Lieutenant General James Rupert Everard expressed his appreciation for Pakistan’s counter terrorism efforts.

He is expected to address Garrison Officers in Karachi and visit the Corps Headquarters where he will receive a briefing on the progress in ongoing security operation.

“The Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif was briefed on the latest security situation in Karachi,” said a brief statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations after a meeting presided over by General Sharif at the corps headquarters to review the Karachi security situation and progress of the ongoing operation.