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PM Imran Khan briefed on security during first GHQ visit

August 30, 2018
This is Prime Minister Imran Khan's first visit to the General Headquarters after assuming office

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday visited Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters in Rawalpindi where he was briefed on defense, internal security and professional matters of the armed forces.

It was Imran Khan's first visit to the GHQ after assuming the office.


PM Imran Khan was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, Finance Minister Asad Umar and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.

The PM was presented guard of honour at the GHQ. He laid floral wreath at the Shuhada monument to pay tribute to the martyrs.

PM and the ministers were given detailed briefings on security environment, security threats facing the country, ISPR said.

Imran Khan was also briefed on Pak Army’s campaign against terrorism, the ongoing Radd-ul-Fasad operation, and about the law and order situation in Karachi.

The PM was also informed about Pakistan Army’s ‘Khushal Balochistan’ program that is aimed at launching development projects in the province.

“PM greatly appreciated professionalism, operational readiness, and contributions and sacrifices of Pakistan Army in war against terrorism,” ISPR said.

“He said that Pakistan is facing external and internal challenges but with support of the nation and through a cohesive national approach, we shall successfully overcome these.”

The assured that his government would provide all resources required to maintain capability of the army. “Pakistan is destined to rise and Inshallah we shall rise staying positively relevant in the comity of nations,” the ISPR quoted the premier as saying.

On the occasion, the army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa assured that the military will continue to deliver on nation’s expectations of defending the motherland at all costs and sacrifices, according to ISPR.

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