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Fully prepared to thwart all internal, external challenges: COAS

–Corps commanders concerned over Indian terrorism in Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: Expressing serious concern in the wake of irrefutable evidence of Indian state-sponsored terrorism and efforts to destabilise Pakistan, the Corps Commanders’ Conference has outlined a strong will, resolve and determination to defend the motherland against any misadventure.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the 237th Corps Commanders’ Conference at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Tuesday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Addressing the conference, the Chief of Army Staff specifically directed all commanders to ensure measures to support the national effort. The Army Chief said that the Pakistan Army with support of state institutions and the nation is fully prepared to thwart all internal and external challenges.

“It is our duty to transform these challenges into opportunities for the stability and prosperity of the people of Pakistan,” the COAS further said.

The forum emphasised that Indian efforts to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), involvement in financing and training of terrorist organisations for fomenting unrest in Pakistan, especially in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan are an affront to peace and security in the region.

The conference reviewed geo-strategic, regional and national security environment and discussed internal security, the situation along borders as well as Line of Control (LOC), and atrocities in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

Deliberating upon recent surge in ceasefire violations (CFVs) by the Indian army, the corps commanders resolved to take all measures necessary to protect innocent population living along the LOC from Indian firing deliberately targeting civil population.

The meeting also took a comprehensive overview of the positive progress in the Afghan peace process, about which Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Afghanistan last week had said Pakistan would do its utmost to end the violence and establish peace in the neighbouring nation.

The forum also deliberated upon the Covid-19 situation and measures required to confront the pandemic in the wake of 2nd wave of the coronavirus, said the Pakistan Army’s media wing

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