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Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani, presiding over the 155th Corps Commander’s Conference at General Headquarters. — Photo by INP/File

RAWALPINDI: The corps commanders were meeting in Rawalpindi on Thursday under the leadership of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani, DawnNews reported.

The conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ) was discussing the country's internal security situation along with professional matters pertaining to the armed forces.

The military officers were meeting in the backdrop of overtures from the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) over holding talks with the government.

Also today, almost all mainstream political parties and representatives of bar associations are to meet in Islamabad at a multi-party conference organised by the Awami National Party (ANP) to devise a joint strategy to tackle the problem of terrorism.

On Feb 3, the TTP had expressed its willingness for talks but on two conditions — release of its seven leaders and guarantee by leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) to make the exercise fruitful.

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