RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The 239th Corps Commanders’ Conference was held at Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Tuesday with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in the Chair.
The participants undertook a comprehensive review of the regional and domestic security environment with a special focus on the situation along borders, internal security, and other professional matters of the army.
In the backdrop of Kashmir Solidarity Day, the forum positively noted the increasing realization at international forums about worsening humanitarian and security crises in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
The forum reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering support to resilient Kashmiri people for their just struggle for the right to self-determination in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
Dilating upon the Afghan peace process, the participants expressed hope for peaceful and stable Afghanistan for regional peace and stability.
The Corps Commanders noted that the enormity of the security challenges warrants a holistic national response, keeping national interest above everything else.
The participants underscored the need to ensure continuous operational preparedness to thwart any possible misadventure from adversary.
The forum also deliberated upon the improved security situation in erstwhile FATA / KP in detail and concluded the requirement for early implementation of reforms in newly merged tribal districts especially towards enabling the law enforcement agencies’ (LEAs) apparatus to achieve sustainable peace in the area.
The forum also expressed complete satisfaction over countering hostile intelligence agencies’ design to disrupt peace and progress particularly in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan which lay exposed to the entire world thus vindicating Pakistan’s stance on role of hostile agencies in training & funding of terrorists.
In his remarks, the COAS said that dividends of improved security situation including return of International Cricket in the Country is a result of numerous sacrifices rendered and challenges overcome to eliminate extremism and terrorism from Pakistan.
“We will stay the course InshaAllah,” the COAS said.