ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has emphasised the need for more proactive and coordinated role of intelligence agencies for an effective counter terrorism campaign and to counter hostile agencies’ moves to destabilize Pakistan.
 
He said this while visiting the Head Quarter of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) on Friday. 
 
In a statement issues by ISPR, the Army Chief was briefed by Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, DG ISI about internal and external security situation of the country and counter terrorism operations.
 
It is pertinent to mention here that Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry on Thursday had accused Indian Reseach and Analysis Wing (RAW) of creating unrest in Pakistan.
 
When briefed on pre-empting a number of terrorist act and successful IBOs, COAS appreciated ISI’s role in preventing numerous terrorist acts. 
 
COAS said that most of the achievements and successes of intelligence agencies go unnoticed but their accomplishments  for the defence of the country are phenomenal which deserve due recognition and acknowledgment
 
COAS also emphasized the need to further coordinate and synergise a combined civ-military intelligence effort at national level by providing all agencies requisite support and ever developing  modern intelligence techniques.