Islamabad (Staff Report): Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Hayat called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

Both the leaders discussed professional matters pertaining to the armed forces and national security.

Earlier, Nawaz announced a Rs 500 miliion 'Zarb-i-Qalm' endowment for the National Book Foundation.

The premier also expressed hope that the four-day moot would take into account challenges currently facing Pakistan, especially terrorism and propose solutions to tackle the menace.

"In a society where flowers of wisdom bloom, extremism cannot take root," Nawaz said. "This conference will deliberate on how, through literature, these challenges can be addressed."