ISLAMABAD Top brass of Pakistan Army met in the chair of Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, on Friday and reiterated its commitment to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country. Taking a comprehensive overview of the security situation in the 130th Corps Commanders Conference held at General Headquarters, the military leadership expressed satisfaction over operational readiness of the forces. General Kayani, in his opening remarks, expressed satisfaction over the progress of ongoing operation against terrorists in the FATA. He, however, regretted the loss of precious lives in the recent terrorist attacks and vowed to continue the efforts to remove the menace of terrorism from the country. Military sources informed TheNation that the Army Chief took his commanders onboard about his recent visits to China and Australia, and his meeting with NATO and ISAF new commander General David Petraeus. The sources said that the meeting at length discussed the security situation in the region particularly the situation in Afghanistan and the FATA as well as the recent incidents of unprovoked firing by the Indian security forces at Indo-Pak border. The meeting also analysed the latest developments in Afghanistan with special focus on the US strategy to combat insurgency in the neighbouring country. The meeting thoroughly took stock of the ongoing military operations against terrorists in the FATA and reviewed reconstruction efforts in the recovered areas of Malakand Division as well as return and rehabilitation programme for the local tribesmen of South Waziristan Agency.