COAS summons corps commanders’ meeting today

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has summoned an emergency meeting of the corps commanders at the General Headquarters today (Monday) to discuss the overall security situation in the country and the ongoing operation Zarb-Azb against militants in the North Waziristan Agency.
“Corps commanders conference will be held tomorrow at GHQ,” a one-line statement issued by an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) spokesman on Sunday said. The meeting would be chaired by army chief General Raheel Sharif and takes places after a gap of two months. Sources said important matters of internal security and military operational matters would also come under consideration during the meeting. They added that General Raheel Sharif would take into confidence the commanders on national security matters and brief them over the feedback received from the political leadership during the national security conference held at Prime Minister’s House on Saturday. The announcement on Sunday came at a time when the government is under pressure over alleged corruption and election rigging. Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri is leading demonstrations denouncing the death of his supporters in clashes with the police in June. A separate protest, led by opposition politician Imran Khan, is planned for the capital on August 14 to protest alleged election irregularities. Imran has also called for the government to go. 

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