Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani called on Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani here at the PM House and discussed overall security situation of the country.
The army chief also briefed him about the ongoing operation against militants in the tribal areas, besides discussing the professional matters of the Pakistan Army.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Gilani approved recognition of the Republic of South Sudan by Pakistan. The United Nations General Assembly added the candidacy of South Sudan as the 193rd member state after declaring its independence from Sudan on July 9. So far 88 countries have accorded recognition to the newest independent country.
In a message to the president of the Republic of South Sudan, the prime minister conveyed heartiest felicitations on behalf of the people and the government and people of Pakistan. He expressed best wishes for the success in nation building efforts as well as in socio-economic development of South Sudan.
Gilani said Pakistan looked forward to working closely with the South Sudanese government both at bilateral and multilateral fora to advance shared objectives of peace, prosperity and development of peoples of both the countries.