Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM Office on Wednesday.

Security matters were discussed during the meeting, according to a PMO statement.

The top military commander said that Pakistan Army has played an important role for reduction in the internal security threats, as well as effective response along the country.

The high-level meeting comes days after a terrorist attack targeting the Pearl Continental in Gwadar left at least five people dead.

Four hotel employees ─ three staffers and a security guard ─ were killed and a navy soldier was martyred, while six people ─ including two army captains, two navy soldiers, and two hotel employees ─ were injured as Balochistan Liberation Army gunmen stormed the luxury hotel.

The army on Sunday afternoon announced that security forces had completed the night-long operation at the hotel, killed three terrorists and retained their bodies for identification.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a press release, also provided a blow-by-blow of the attack and the ensuing operation, saying that three terrorists had entered the hotel with the intent of targeting hotel guests or taking them hostage.