Army chief briefs lawmakers on national security

Army chief briefs lawmakers on national security

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday briefed the Senate Committee of the Whole on national security matters.

Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani chaired the committee session.

The session, which lasted over four hours, was attended by DG ISI Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor and DG Military Operations Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza.

A Committee of the Whole (or Whole House) is formed when the entire membership of the House sits down as one committee constituted according to article 172A and 172B of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate.

“COAS briefed the Senate members on Pakistan’s policy on the war against terrorism. DGMO gave a detailed briefing on the security situation,” the DG ISPR said. A Question & Answer session was also held at the conclusion of the session, he added.