Meeting of Formation Commanders got underway at GHQ
RAWALPINDI: A meeting of Formation Commanders got underway at the GHQ today (Wednesday).
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif was presiding over the meeting which is reportedly reviewing overall national security of the country and situation at Pakistan’s borders.
The meeting comes when Taliban-claimed attacks on Karachi airport raise questions about the authorities’ ability to secure key facilities in the face of a resurgent enemy.
Sunday’s all-night battle at old terminal building left 39 dead while Tuesday’s attack on a security checkpost was repulsed.
In apparent retaliation, military launched airstrikes in Khyber Agency, killing 25 suspected terrorist and destroying nine “terrorist hideouts” on Tuesday.
The dramatic siege by heavily armed militants piled pressure on the government to act.