239th Corps Commanders’ Conference held in Rawalpindi

Army top brass reviews regional, domestic security at 238th corps commanders’ conference

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday chaired the 239th Corps Commanders’ Conference held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, the military’s media wing said in a statement.

According to the press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the participants undertook a comprehensive review of regional and domestic security environment with special focus on situation along borders, internal security and other professional matters of the Army.

Against the backdrop of the Kashmir Solidarity Day, the forum noted the increasing realisation at international forums about the worsening humanitarian and security crises in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

The forum also reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering support to the resilient Kashmiri people in their struggle for the right to self-determination in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions.

Dilating upon the Afghan Peace Process, the participants expressed hope for peaceful and stable Afghanistan for regional peace and stability.

The commanders noted that the enormity of the security challenges warrants a holistic national response, keeping national interest above everything else. Participants underscored the need to ensure continuous operational preparedness to thwart any possible misadventure from adversaries.

The top military huddle, the ISPR said also deliberated upon the improved security situation in erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in detail and concluded the requirement for an early implementation of reforms in the newly-merged tribal districts, especially towards enabling the law enforcement agencies’ (LEAs) apparatus to achieve sustainable peace in the area.

The forum also expressed satisfaction over countering hostile intelligence agencies’ design to disrupt peace and progress, particularly in Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan, which the statement said “lay exposed to the entire world thus vindicating Pakistan’s stance on role of hostile agencies in training and funding of terrorists”.

Speaking during the CCC, COAS said that dividends of improved security situation including the return of international cricket in the country are a result of numerous sacrifices rendered by armed forces. “We will stay the course InshaAllah,” COAS was quoted as saying by ISPR.

Abdullah Zahid

Abdullah Zahid is TPD's correspondent in Karachi. He reports on Pakistani political affairs.

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