Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee vows to eliminate terrorism

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RAWALPINDI, Dec 22 (APP): The Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) Meeting held at Joint Staff Headquarters here Tuesday resolved to continue operations to eliminate terrorism and help government fight extremism.

According to an ISPR press release, the meeting was presided over by General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and was attended by General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of Naval Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of Air Staff and senior military officers from the tri-services.

“The forum reviewed the progress made in the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb and lauded the sacrifices and contributions made by Armed Forces.

CJCSC appreciated Armed Forces for securing the confidence of people by successfully fighting terrorism.”

“Issues pertaining to national security and emerging regional geo-strategic environment were also dilated upon. The participants expressed satisfaction over the standard of preparedness of Armed Forces to take on internal and external challenges,” it said.

The forum reaffirmed the resolve of Armed Forces to respond to “entire spectrum of threat in the most befitting manner as per comprehensive security strategy.”