RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The 241st Corps Commanders’ Conference chaired by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa held at Pakistan army’s general headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.
The participants took a comprehensive review of the global, regional and domestic security environment with particular focus on the situation along borders especially the Line of Control (LoC)/Working Boundary and the Pak-Afghan Border.
The forum was apprised on evolving operational imperatives and corresponding strategy to meet upcoming challenges.
The COAS expressed satisfaction over the Pakistan army’s operational readiness in view of the emerging security threats.
While reviewing recent developments in the Afghan peace process and its attendant effects on the security situation especially along the Pak-Afghan border, the forum reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for regional peace and stability.
Taking serious note of the recent cross-border firing incidents from Afghanistan and regrouping of terrorist leadership/outfits across, the forum expressed hope that Afghanistan soil will not be used against Pakistan.
In light of the emerging regional security situation, Pakistan has taken effective border control/ management measures and the same is expected from Afghanistan to deny any space to spoilers of peace, forum reiterated.
The forum also especially reviewed the situation in newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan and stressed upon fast-paced socio-economic development of these areas to capitalize on the hard-earned peace to bring an enduring stability.
The COAS appreciated formations for all-out support to civil administration amidst the ongoing third wave of COVID-19 that has contributed in bringing a significant reduction in the spread of the pandemic and controlling its adverse effects.