Army resolves to intensify air strikes against militants

Updated 11 Jun 2014


Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif. — File photo
Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif. — File photo

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army on Wednesday decided to intensify air strikes on militant hideouts in the wake of recent attacks across the country.

The decision was taken by the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif during a meeting of the Formation Commanders at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

In the meeting it was also decided to track down terrorists and monitor their movements across the country. To dismantle terror networks, the army resolved to coordinate closely with intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

The half-yearly meeting was attended by all Corps Commanders and Formation Commanders, where comprehensive briefings on the security situation of the country as well as professional matters relating to the military came under discussion.

It also reviewed the goals achieved in North Waziristan and Tirah Valley.

The army chief said the sacrifices rendered by those in the war against terrorism would not be in vain. The participants were briefed on targets of recent air strikes. It was also decided that the Airport Security Force (ASF) would be trained by the military in order to counter future attacks.