ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif yesterday discussed the overall security situation in the country and vowed to take the ongoing operation against militants across the country to its logical end.

The army chief called on the prime minister a day before latter’s departure to United States where he would address the 71st session of United Nations General Assembly.

The sources in the government informed that the PM expressed satisfaction over the gains of ongoing military operation Zarb-i-Azb and vowed to weed out militancy and terrorism from the motherland. The combing operations that are underway across the country and the recent engagement of Rangers in Punjab to flush out the militants from certain remote areas of the province also came under detailed discussion.

The security issues relating to the border management with specific reference to Pak-Afghan border management also came under discussion and it was agreed upon in the meeting that Pakistan would take appropriate measures in consultation with the Afghan authorities to control the unchecked movement of people across the border.

The implementation on National Action Plan (NAP) also came under discussion and it was further agreed that the implementation on NAP in totality must be ensured and in this connection the two leaders stressed the cohesion and coordination among the law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

The meeting came a day after the news about the postponement of meeting on NAP implementation due to busy schedule of the prime minister owing to his upcoming visit to US.

Nawaz Sharif will leave for the United States early Saturday morning to attend UNGA session where he is expected to highlight Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing‘s (RAW) interference in Pakistan.