ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has appreciated the conduct of stability operations in Federally Administered Tribal Areas to bring normalcy and peace. Addressing the 66th Formation Commanders Conference that commenced at the GHQ on Monday, the COAS lauded the progress made in development of the affected areas through the Quick Impact Projects being completed under Armys supervision. He also expressed satisfaction at various measures to improve training and operational readiness of the army. Earlier, he chaired the conference, which was given comprehensive briefing on security environment and professional matters. The participants expressed satisfaction over operational preparedness of the army. The conference is a part of regular meetings and is being attended by corps commanders, principal staff officers and formation commanders.