RAWALPINDI, Aug 9 (APP): Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday directed the commanders and intelligence outfits to further intensify the combing and targeted operations with full vigour to eliminate terrorists and sleeper cells.
The directive was issued by the COAS while presiding over Corps Commanders Conference held here at General Headquarters. The conference was attended by all Corps Commanders and Principal Staff Officers.
The COAS also directed commanders to provide all the necessary assistance to provincial law enforcement agencies in their capacity building through training, resourcing and planning so as to integrate them effectively in counter terrorism operations.
According to the ISPR, the forum expressed its deepest sympathies with grieved families and injured of the Quetta blast.
Participants of the conference were given detailed briefings on ongoing military operations and overall external and internal security situation in the country with particular reference to counter-terrorism domain.
The COAS said the cowardly terror attack on Pakistan’s judiciary, carried out in a hospital was an attempt to undermine the successes of operation Zarb-e-Azb.
By adopting a whole of nation approach, its valiant armed forces would not allow anyone to reverse the gains against terrorism, he vowed.