COAS, DG ISI discuss overall security situation with PM

The PM and military top brass reviewed progress regarding decisions taken in APC.

The PM and military top brass reviewed progress regarding decisions taken in APC.

DUNYA NEWS, ISLAMABAD, 21st SEPTEMBER 2013:– Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and Director General ISI Lt Gen Zaheer-ul-Islam held a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here on Friday.

According to the sources, the PM discussed with the COAS and DG ISI the initiation of government’s dialogue with the militants.

Sources added that the PM held consultation with the army leadership over Taliban’s terms and conditions.

The PM and military top brass also reviewed progress regarding decisions taken in APC held earlier this months.

The political leadership had expressed its confidence in the government to initiate dialogues with Taliban in a bid to restore peace across the country, especially the tribal areas.

The Taliban have demanded of the government to announce ceasefire before starting the dialogue process and release their colleagues detained by Pakistani authorities.

Sources further added that all the participants agreed unanimously that dialogue process is imperative for peace and peace should be given a chance through the political process but at the same time vowed not to cave in to the TTP’s demands.

During the meeting, PM offered condolence over the demise of top Army officers in Upper dir incident.

Two senior army officers and a soldier last week in Upper Dir while the TTP had claimed responsibility for the incident.

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