Comprehensive national response required to deal with hybrid conflict: Army Chief

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that we are confronting hybrid conflict where focus is shifting to subversion on religious, sectarian, ethnic & social issues, and stressed the need to have a comprehensive national response to deal with it.


In an interactive session with participants of National Security Workshop who visited the army’s general headquarters in Rawalpindi on Monday, the COAS said that Pakistan had been subjected to various threats especially during the last two decades.

The COAS said that Pakistani nation and its armed forces have bravely and successfully stood up to these challenges and is on a positive trajectory to defeat it effectively.

The Army Chief emphasised that we now have a greater responsibility to ensure that our people, especially youth stay aware and steadfast against propaganda onslaught being launched through soft offensive.

“It’s our time to rise and progress and we must grasp the opportunity achieved after countless sacrifice,” he said. 

Earlier, a briefing on security situation of Pakistan, challenges and response was also held.

The National Security Workshop is an annual event at the National Defence University (NDU) participated by representatives from all segments of society.

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