ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) Meeting was held at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) presided over the meeting which was attended by General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of Naval Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of Air Staff, Secretary Defence and senior military officers from the three services.
JCS Conference is a quarterly meeting of senior military leadership to carry out the assessment and evaluation of operational preparedness of all three services especially in the context of articulation within the Armed Forces.
Participants appreciated the strides against the menace of terrorism and reviewed the progress made in the ongoing operations against terrorists. Issues pertaining to national security, emerging regional geo-strategic environment, and joint military education & training were also dilated upon by the forum. The satisfaction over the standard of preparedness of Armed Forces to take on upcoming challenges being faced by the country was also expressed in unequivocal terms. Participants also appreciated the relief and rescue operations carried out by Armed Forces in different parts of the country during the recent floods.
At the end, the forum reaffirmed the resolve of Armed Forces to respond to entire spectrum of threat in the most befitting manner as per comprehensive security strategy.

The meeting was held at a time when strong Indian lobby has forced President Ashraf Ghani to follow the path of former Preisdent Hamid Karzai’s anti-Pakistan tirade.