RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani visited the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Wednesday. The Prime Minister was given briefing on defence and operational preparedness of Pakistan Army on his visit. Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaque Pervez Kyani received the prime minister on his arrival at the GHQ. Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar was also accompanied the prime minister. Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani today visited General Headquarters and called on the Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar also accompanied the Prime Minister during visit.
The Prime Minister was given a detailed briefing on the Army’s organization, and capabilities related to defence preparedness against external and internal threats. The briefing also included a strategic overview of the operational environment including full spectrum of threat. During the meeting, Prime Minister highly applauded Pakistan Army’s role in Defence of the country, in addition to rendering support to civil administration in relief and rehabilitation efforts during natural calamities. He said that Pakistan will continue to strengthen its minimum credible deterrence for safeguarding its territorial integrity, for ensuring peace and stability in the region.
He said that the Government will provide all necessary resources to enable Pakistan Army to accomplish its sacred assigned mission.Earlier on arrival at General Headquarters, the Prime Minister was presented a guard of honour. He reviewed the parade and took salute from the smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army. He was also introduced to Principal Staff Officers serving at General Headquarters.