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General Public is requested to report any suspicious activity in Punjab, Balochistan and Sind regarding terrorists at universal no 1135 and for KPK at 1125. These numbers can be dialed directly without any code from mobile or PTCL No. COAS leaves for visit to Shawal, Waziristan to see ongoing operation and meet troops participating in operation. Ground Operations in Shawal, Waziristan begins. COAS directs achievement of mil objectives asp. Commends ideal air and ground force coord for effects. (@AsimBajwaISPR)

Press Release
Ankara, Turkey - June 29, 2010: 

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Tariq Majid on first day of his official visit to Turkey spent a busy day meeting with Turkish President HE Mr. Abdullah Gul, Minister of Defence Mr. Vecdi Gonul and General Ilker BASBUG, Chief of Turkish General Staff.

On arrival at Turkish General Staff Headquarters, General Tariq Majid was warmly welcomed and a guard of honour was presented by Turkish Armed Forces.

During his meeting with General Ilker BASBUG, Chief of Turkish General Staff, Chairman JCSC thanked him for the warm hospitality and offered his condolences for the loss of precious lives of the Turkish soldiers and citizens in the recent terrorist attacks and Freedom Flotilla incident. He appreciated Turkey’s unflinching support to Pakistan against terrorism, its efforts to bring stability in Afghanistan and holding of tripartite and regional summits. CJCSC emphasized the need to institutionalize the defence and security dialogue mechanism at CDS level and training of officers at mid career and junior levels to cultivate brotherhood amongst the young officers. He also called for strategic partnership to work together in joint ventures; focusing on cutting edge technologies, R&D, marketing and transfer of technology in public as well as private sectors. General Ilker BASBUG, Chief of Turkish General Staff reminisced the good memories of his visit to Pakistan and applauded the professionalism and determination of Pakistan’s Armed Forces in fight against terrorism.

Later General Ilker BASBUG, Chief of Turkish General Staff conferred Legion of Merit on Chairman JCSC, General Tariq Majid for his untiring personal efforts to enhance the bilateral relations between Pakistan, Turkey and its armed forces.

Chairman JCSC also called on Turkish Minister of Defence Mr. Vecdi Gonul and discussed matters of bilateral interest and various mechanisms to enhance the existing cooperation especially collaboration in defence sector.

Later in the day, General Tariq called on the Turkish President HE Mr. Abdullah Gul and discussed matters pertaining to enhancement of relations between both countries. He reiterated that both countries have convergent perceptions on all regional and international issues and are facing common challenges. He further added that both brotherly countries must join hands to wipe out armed militancy and violent extremism from our societies. The Turkish president while recalling the lively and vivid memories of his visit to Pakistan, lauded the sacrifices rendered by Pakistani nation and it’s Armed Forces in their fight against terror and said that recent success of Pakistan against terrorism has made them proud. He also assured Turkey’s unflinching support and further added that Turkey will always stand alongside Pakistan in all trying times.

Earlier General Tariq and his entourage visited Anitkabir; Ataturk’s Mausoleum and paid their respect to the great leader.

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General Tariq Majid Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee on arrival at Turkish General Staff Headquarters, is being presented guard of honour by Turkish Armed Forces.

General Tariq Majid Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee during meeting with Turkish President HE Mr. Abdullah Gul.

 

General Tariq Majid Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee meeting with General Ilker BASBUG, Chief of Turkish General Staff.

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