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."