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ISLAMABAD: The army top brass met on Thursday at the General Headquarters with Chief of the Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani in the chair and reviewed the Afghan situation with specific reference to the ongoing peace process.

The meeting, attended by all corps commanders and principal staff officers, also discussed matters relating to internal security.

Though it was a routine meeting, it took place at a time when the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan has made a conditional offer for talks with the government. It coincided with an all-party conference held here to discuss the offer.

The ongoing voter verification exercise in Karachi with the army’s help also came under discussion.

A senior military official told Dawn that the verification exercise had been undertaken by the Election Commission of Pakistan and the army’s role was confined to providing security to the verification staff. He said the exercise was to be completed in a few days after a fresh extension in the timeline.

The official said that additional security had been provided by the army in high-profile areas and a proper security cover was being provided to the ECP staff. According to an official press release, professional matters were discussed at the meeting.

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