South Asian Affairs

Pak to play major role for regional peace: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government is committed to maintaining minimum credible defence through conventional and strategic capabilities as Pakistan has a major role to play for peace and stability in the region.

Talking to Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee, General Tariq Majeed who called on him at the Prime Minister House here on Monday, Gilani lauded role of the Armed Forces during the national calamities, particularly at the time of earthquake and later when the floods and heavy rains hit various parts of the country.

The Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee apprised the Prime Minister about the performance and professional activities of the three armed services; Army, Air force and Navy. He also updated the Prime Minister about the ongoing up gradation programmes in the defence sector.-SANA