RAWALPINDI (NNI): Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that any hostile action anywhere along Pakistan’s frontiers shall be responded most befittingly despite the country’s desire for enduring peace with its neighbors.
The army chief made these remarks while presiding over 75th Annual Formation Commanders conference at GHQ in Rawalpindi, an ISPR statement said Tuesday.
Participants were briefed on geo-strategic environment, progress of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, operational preparedness against conventional threat and other matters concerning National Security.
The COAS said budding state of stability achieved after countless sacrifices by the security forces, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and by the Nation shall be consolidated to have a normalized Pakistan.
Referring to his recent visits to frontline field formations along our eastern and western frontiers, COAS appreciated the high state of operational readiness and morale of troops especially displayed in response to recent border / cease fire violation.
He said that not-with-standing our desire for enduring peace with our neighbors, any hostile action anywhere along our frontiers shall be responded most befittingly.
The forum also deliberated on situation in FATA, recent measures for better Pak-Afghan border management, impending FATA reforms and reiterated requirement of reform process in line with aspirations of people of FATA.
The conference also deliberated upon the improving situation of Balochistan. The forum reiterated its resolve to continue meaningful contributions towards stability and progress of Balochistan with support of its people.
Progress of CPEC and security of CPEC projects were discussed with emphasis to maintain focus on further securing environment for timely progress of this vitally significant mega initiative.
Karachi operation, Operations in Punjab and elsewhere will be continued till sustainable stability is achieved. The participants expressed their complete satisfaction with the steps taken at Army level and expressed their resolve to protect geo and ideological frontiers of the country. NNI