On Thursday, Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) headquarters where he praised the national security activities of the agency, the military media wing said.
A detailed briefing on the regional and national security situation was issued to the Chief of Military Staff, who was received by ISI Director General Lt Gen Faiz Hameed during the visit.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations, Gen Bajwa “appreciated the tireless efforts of ISI for national security and expressed his satisfaction over professional preparedness”
Prime Minister Imran Khan also paid a visit to ISI headquarters in November and praised the efforts of the National Security Agency.
The army and ISI leaders called on Prime Minister Imran last month. During the conference, in the event of any provocation, the civil and military leadership vowed to go all out to protect the government.
The meeting was conducted in the light of rumours that India was contemplating a “surgical strike” against Pakistan. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also announced this during his visit to the United Arab Emirates.
Tensions with India were revived this month after the emergence of transcripts showing firebrand Indian television anchor Arnab Goswami knew well in advance of the attempt of the Narendra Modi government to carry out a strike in the Balakot region of Pakistan in February 2019.
Prime Minister Imran had hit out at the revelations in India, alleging they showed that the Balakot incident was used by the Modi government for political gains.
The meeting also comes after a series of terrorist attacks in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, mostly targeting security forces.