ISLAMABAD (APP) - The meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) was held at Joint Staff Headquarters, Chaklala, Rawalpindi on Thursday. According to ISPR, the forum was chaired by General Tariq Majid, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and was attended by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of the Army Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir, Chief of the Naval Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Secretary Ministry of Defence, Secretary Ministry of Defence Production, Director General Strategic Plans Division and other senior military officials from three services. The participants of the meeting were given comprehensive briefings on the external and internal security situation with specific focus on the evolving internal challenges and the measures to improve domestic stability. While examining the prevailing situation in Malakand Division, the Committee expressed its satisfaction over the progress of operations in Lower Dir, Buner and adjoining areas and resolved to extend maximum support to the government in stamping out any spill over of militancy in these areas with zero tolerance. The Committee also discussed the security situation in Balochistan and Karachi. Dilating upon response to the myriad of security challenges confronting the country, the Committee underscored the need for a comprehensive national response. The Committee strongly dismissed the undue alarm being created by certain quarters, especially the western media, indicating dangers to our strategic assets, terming these as unfounded. The Committee expressed full confidence in the robust custodial controls and multi-layered arrangements put in place to ensure fail safe security of these assets. The Committee also evaluated the revised US Policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan with a view to making security related recommendations to the government.