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‘Consensus in place to move forward together’, DG ISPR tells media after COAS-Senators meeting

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army’s spokesperson (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor says Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa briefed in detail the Senators about current security situation and it was followed a consensus “that Pakistan is a strong country and we will have to move forward together.”

He said all the Senators praised the role of Pakistan Army.

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major-General Asif Ghafoor told journalists that the Director-General Military Operations briefed the Committee of the Whole for one hour. This was followed by question-answer session and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa also responded to queries by the lawmakers and ‘satisfied’ them.

DG ISPR informed that the Senators were well aware of the current regional situation.

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He said the briefing covered geo-strategic security situation, war on terror and future strategy. The Director-General ISPR said interaction between parliamentarians and the army leadership was held in a cordial atmosphere and described it as a good beginning.

The military’s spokesperson said the proposal for such an interaction was given by members of the Standing Committee on Defence of the two houses during their visit to GHQ in September this year.

Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani had also extended an invitation to the Army Chief to brief the house.

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