General Bajwa Chairs 243rd Corps Commanders’ Conference

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The 243rd Corps Commanders’ Conference chaired by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was held at the Pakistan army’s headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Friday.


The participants took a comprehensive review of the global, regional, and domestic security environment.

The forum was apprised on the prevalent situation in Afghanistan, especially security along the Pak-Afghan border and effective safeguards in place against various threats.

The COAS expressed satisfaction over the efficacy of the comprehensive border management regime due to which Pakistan’s borders and Internal Security remained intact amid a crisis situation in the region.

General Bajwa appreciated the Pakistan army’s support and role towards the overall evacuation & transit-related effort under taken in support of evacuation of foreign and Afghan populace from Afghanistan to other Countries.

Reiterating Pakistan’s firm commitment to peace, the COAS said that constructive engagement and sustained humanitarian support for Afghanistan by world community is imperative for enduring peace and stability.

The forum emphasised that the close cooperation amongst all regional stakeholders is essential for a prosperous and peaceful region.

The forum also paid homage to Syed Ali Shah Geelani for his lifelong struggle and sacrifices as leader of the indigenous Freedom Movement in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and expressed solidarity with Kashmiri people who continue facing Indian state oppression and violence.

The COAS appreciated formations for their efforts for conduct of Muharram in a peaceful manner and instructed complete readiness to counter conventional and non-conventional threats.

The Army Chief said that the designs of external and internal forces inimical to peace and stability in Pakistan shall be thwarted at all costs.

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