RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said that Pakistan has fought against the menace of terrorism indiscriminately and shall root it out through ongoing operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.
According to Inter—Services Public Relations (ISPR), he was addressing the participants of National Security and War Course at National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad.
Highlighting internal and external challenges to national security, the COAS said, “The full spectrum of threat demands comprehensive national response and army is fully engaged in enabling that response in coordination with other institutions of the state.”
The COAS said, “Terrorism has no religion, sect or ethnicity. Terrorism can not be defeated by closing eyes from one’s own responsibilities and resorting to throwing blames outside as being done by few players in the region.”
He said, “Pakistan Army is committed to defence and security of the country and shall continue to perform with support of the people of Pakistan.”
Earlier on arrival at NDU, the COAS was received by President NDU Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar. NNI