RAWALPINDI: The 140th Corps Commanders’ conference was held at General Headquarters on Tuesday. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani chaired the meeting. The participants were briefed in detail about the security situation in the country in general and ongoing operations in Kurram and Mohmand agencies in particular. Matters of operational preparedness were also discussed. The Army Chief in his opening remarks appreciated the conduct of ongoing operations. Referring to Mohmand Agency, he instructed that all efforts must be utilized in coordination with civil administration for safe return of IDPs (internally displaced persons).
He said that the aim of operation in Kurram Agency was to clear the area of miscreants involved in terrorism, kidnapping, killing of locals and blocking of road connecting Lower with Upper Kurram. He lauded the support of locals in flushing out terrorists from their area.The Forum reiterated the resolve to fight the menace of terrorism in national interest using our own resources.The participants also reviewed the pre flood arrangements in view of onset Monsoon season. – APP