Top military brass approve comprehensive plan for combing operations


RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday approved a “comprehensive” plan for carrying out combing operations in North Waziristan to preempt potential sleeper cells and hideouts of terrorists.


The approval was given at the Corps Commander Conference held today at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

According to a statement issued by army’s media wing ISPR, General Raheel Sharif lauded security forces for the successful completion of operation in Shawal.

“COAS while lauding the successful completion of Shawal operation paid rich tribute to the sacrifices of the troops of Army, Frontier Corps and Rangers who are valiantly fighting war against terrorism to make Pakistan a safer place,” it said.

It said that the conference also approved a comprehensive plan for carrying out combing operations in order to pre-empt potential sleeper cells and hideouts of terrorists while simultaneously enhancing the reach of local and provincial law enforcement agencies.

The forum was briefed in detail about internal and external security situation of the country.

In addition, participants of the conference dwelt at length on operational preparedness, training and other professional matters.