Army chief, PM discuss security

Army chief, PM discuss security

Gilani and KayaniISLAMABAD: Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Tuesday called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Gilani and discussed matters related to national security, war on terror, Pakistan relations with the U.S. and the post NATO strike situation, sources said.

During the meeting PM welcomed the statement given by army chief in support of democracy saying government would play its respective role to strengthen democracy. He went on to say sacrifices rendered by army in war against terrorism were more than others and government would meet the defense requirements of armed forces despite its limited sources.

The international community should stop ignoring the sacrifices made by Pakistan in war against terrorism, he said adding role of armed forces remained vital in elimination of terrorism.

Sources told Online post NATO strikes situation was discussed at length in the meeting. Both PM and Army Chief expressed their resolve that national security and sovereignty of the country would be given top priority and no pressure would be accepted on this count. Army chief briefed the PM on professional matters of the armed forces.

Sources said this crucial meeting which took place in National Defence University Islamabad lasted one hour. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Khalid Shameem Wynne and Air Chief Rao Qamar Suleman were also present on the occasion. – Onlinenews