RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday.
The COAS was received by the Commander Army Air Defence Command & National Coordinator NCOC Lieutenant General Hamood Uz Zaman Khan.
The Director-General Operations & Planning NCOC Major General Asif Mehmood Goraya briefed the COAS in detail about COVID-19 related multi-sectoral situation, implementation of NCC decisions, projections about likely spread of the disease in Pakistan and support being extended to the civil administration against the pandemic.
The COAS was also apprised about the national strategy for Test, Trace, and Quarantine (TTQ) aimed at identifying disease spread, focused clusters/hotspots to enable targeted lockdowns & need driven resource optimization at all levels.
The Army Chief lauded remarkable efforts of the NCOC for formulating & implementing COVID-19 response despite resource & time constraints.
While complimenting civil-military components of NCOC, the COAS emphasized the need for continued stratified risk assessment, managing trinity of the health crisis, economic slide & psycho-social impact through efficient resource management.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that the Pakistan army in collaboration with other national institutions should take all possible measures to bring comfort to the nation in these challenging times particularly during the holy month of Ramazan.