RAWALPINDI - The Corps Commanders Conference on Tuesday resolved to eliminate terrorism, extremism and sectarianism from the country without any discrimination.

The conference was held at General Headquarters and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif presided over the meeting.

According to ISPR, effective implementation of National Action Plan in concert with the federal and provincial governments to eliminate terrorism and sectarianism without any discrimination was focus of the conference. The National Action Plan was drafted in the wake of the Peshawar school attack to chalk out a comprehensive strategy to combat terrorism.

The conference also reviewed Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the military offensive launched in North Waziristan by the Pak Army in the wake of the brazen attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi and Operation Khyber-, an operation to clear out militant strongholds in the tribal region of Khyber.

The conference also reviewed the security situation at the western borders, Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary.

Apart from discussing matters of professional interest, the participants undertook a comprehensive review of internal and external security situation of the country, the ISPR said.

CJCSC MEETS NEW SAUDI KING

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood, who is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia, met King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

During the meeting, General Mahmood conveyed good wishes of the Pakistani government and armed forces.

While expressing condolences on the demise of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and appreciating late Majesty’s efforts in the fields of economic development and counter terrorism, General Mahmood wished the Saudi leadership success and prosperity in the face of tough challenges ahead.

He also called on Prince Muhammad Bin Sulman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, Defence Minister, Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah, Commander of Saudi Arabian National Guards, Prince Abdul Rahman Bin Ali Al-Rubaian, Deputy Interior Minister and General Abdul Rehman Bin Saleh Al-Bunyan, Chief of General Staff and discussed matters related to professional interests which included defence production collaboration, exchange programmes, training and host of other areas between the two armed forces.

The discussions with dignitaries also focused on evolving regional security situation. General Rashad Mahmood explained the steps taken by the government under National Action Plan, effects of operation Zarb-e-Azb and improving relations with the new Afghan government.

Earlier, the CJCSC visited King Abdul Aziz Military Academy in Riyadh. He appreciated the standard of training and professional excellence being pursued by the Saudi Armed Forces.