ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister's House on Tuesday.
Overall security environment including the prevailing political situation in Pakistan was discussed in the meeting. There was a consensus on the need to resolve the on-going issue expeditiously in the best national interest.
Sources said that the army chief informed the prime minister about the progress in the ongoing Zarb-e-Azb military operation in the tribal areas and repeated violations of ceasefire agreement by the Indian troops at the Line of Control and the working boundary in the divided state of Jammu Kashmir.
On the occasion, the prime minister said that maximum demands of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), which had been staging sit-in in Islamabad, had been accepted. He said that unconstitutional demands could not be entertained.
The prime minister said that the government exercised maximum restraint and formed negotiating teams to persuade the protesting parties to end the protests. He said that even the government had allowed the protesters to move into the highly-sensitive red zone along with orders that necessary facilities be extended to them.