PM Imran, COAS meet to discuss security issues
RAWALPINDI (News Desk): Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday lauded the Frontier Corps for their contributions in bringing stability in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas. A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations said that the army chief passed the remarks while speaking to the officers and men of the Frontier Corps on a visit to the FC Headquarters in Peshawar. During his visit, General Qamar laid a floral wreath on Shahuada monument and also visited the Frontier Corps Museum and Fort Gallery. Both the gallery and museum are open for the public. The statement read: “COAS said that it’s because of efforts of the security forces that now socio economic development phase is in motion to carry forward gains of kinetic operations towards enduring peace and stability.” The army chief was also accompanied by the Peshawar Corps commander. He paid rich tribute to the martyrs and their families who made great sacrifices for the sake of motherland. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday to discuss the security situation of the country. The prime minister and the army chief exchanged views on the situation in occupied Kashmir, the western border and internal security of Pakistan. The prime minister appreciated the efforts of the armed forces to facilitate social and economic progress. He praised the efforts of the armed forces for defending the country’s borders and for ensuring the stability of the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken the decision to induct new faces into the federal cabinet, sources told Geo News on Friday. The changes are likely to be announced soon. According to people familiar with the developments, a meeting of the Core Committee of the ruling PTI has been called to discuss the proposed changes of federal ministers. The meeting will also discuss the recent wave of protests against the government, the health of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and the media frenzy over the removal of Sharif from the Exit Control List. Last month, reports had surfaced that PTI’s senior leader Asad Umar was likely to return as a federal minister amid major reshuffle in the federal cabinet. Sources said that Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry would have to relinquish hold of his portfolio once again. Around eight to 10 ministers were expected to be a part of reshuffle.