Joint chiefs of staff committee meets, discusses internal security

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Islamabad, Jul 1 (UNI) Pakistani military top brass met in the garrison town of Rawalpindi and discussed important regional developments, external threats and evolving security environment.

''The committee reiterated its full support to the government's policy and its three-pronged strategy to counter the growing threat of militancy in the country,'' an official statement said here today.

It said that the committee was briefed on the progress of development plan of the Armed Forces during its yesterday's meeting.

''The Chairman and the Services Chiefs expressed their satisfaction on the operational preparedness of the Armed Forces,'' the statement added.

The meeting was held against the backdrop of a recent threat by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to send troops in Pakistani border areas to track down radical Taliban involved in masterminding and launching attacks on Afghan and NATO forces deployed in Afghanistan.

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