Nawaz meets COAS to discuss security situation

Published August 19, 2014
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif (L) in a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R).  — File photo
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif (L) in a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R). — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at the Prime Minister House on Tuesday and discussed issues pertaining to national security.

Senior civilian and military leaders also attended the meeting to discuss the strategy to defuse the situation in the federal capital which had arisen due to the sit-ins staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).

Sources told Dawn that the military leadership apprised premier Nawaz Sharif about the progress made in the ongoing 'Zarb-i-Azb' military operation in North Waziristan.

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Prime Minister told the meeting that the government has opened political dialogue with both PAT and PTI to call off their protest rallies, but their leadership have refused to talk.

The decision by Indian government not to send its Foreign Secretary to Pakistan for scheduled talks was also discussed in the meeting.

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