NWA operation after consensus of army, civilian leadership: Kayani
18 October, 2012
RAWALPINDI: The 69th Formation Commanders' meeting convened by COAS, Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has decided to undertake any operation in Wazirstan with joint consensus of Army and civilian leadership.
Sources disclosed that during the concluding session of formation commanders on Wednesday, matters relating to overall regional security issues, Pak-USA relations, intelligence cooperation(s), anti-terrorist efforts, and various options to defend border posts and security forces from cross-borders attacks, were also mulled upon.
During the meeting, after carrying out a careful evaluation of Wazirstan issue, it was decided that any possible operation in Wazirstan would be carried out after a thorough consensus between Army and civilian leadership, strictly in accordance with National interests, at a convenient time.
The meeting expressed its great disappointment over NATO's, ISAF's failure to contain and coordinate about cross-border attacks by terrorist elements on Pakistani border check-posts and security forces, deciding to raise the issue with American and Afghan military sources in future meeting(s).
It was also decided to evaluate and evolve a broad-based, result-oriented strategy regarding war against terrorism and other equally detrimental challenges being faced by Federation
Situation arising out of American conducted drone attacks on tribal areas was also debated in a wider perspective, while the meeting also took stock of training, effectiveness, professionalism and preparedness of Armed forces to ward of any external/internal threats.
Among other issues, the Army promotion board also approved in principle, to promote senior officers.
Sources have also disclosed that the military leadership would present the recommendations of the 2-day formation commanders' meeting to federal government.