The Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani said that he has requested Prime Minister Gilani to consider convening a joint session of the Parliament for briefing on security issues as related to Abbottabad incident.–ISPR Photo

 

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani addressed the officers at Rawalpindi, Kharian and Sialkot garrisons on Monday.

He discussed one point agenda of Abbottabad incident, says a press release issued by ISPR.

He said that Abbottabad incident has been in sharp public focus. Incomplete information and lack of technical details have resulted in speculations and misreporting.

"Public dismay and despondency has also been aggravated due to insufficient formal response.

"It is believed that people of Pakistan need to be taken into confidence through their honourable elected representatives," Kayani said.

The Chief of Army Staff said that he has requested the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani to kindly consider convening of a joint session of the Parliament for briefing on security issues as related to Abbottabad incident.

The Chief of Army Staff said that he has also requested that the strength of democracy must be put into effect to develop a consensus on important security issues including the war on terror.

Articulation of a national response through the Parliament, under the circumstances, is the most effective way to let the World know the historic achievements of Pakistan against Al Qaeda and its terror affiliates.

He said this would not have been possible without the active support and invaluable sacrifices of people of Pakistan. At the end, COAS held a very frank Q&A session with the participants.