RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The 81st Formation Commanders Conference has expressed firm resolve that desecrators of Shuhada (martyrs) Monuments, Jinnah House, and attackers of military installations would certainly be brought to justice speedily under the Pakistan Army Act and Official Secret Act which are the derivatives of the Constitution of Pakistan.
The forum while condemning the 9th May Black Day incidents in the strictest sense stated that efforts to create distortions and attempts to take refuge behind imaginary and mirage Human Rights Violations to create a smoke screen for hiding the ugly faces of all involved, are absolutely futile and do not stand the abundantly collected irrefutable pieces of evidence.
The forum was categorical on the view that unfounded and baseless allegations on Law Enforcement Agencies and Security Forces for custodial torture, human rights abuses, and stifling of political activities are meant to mislead the people and malign the Armed Forces in order to achieve trivial vested political interests.
“Hostile forces and their abettors have been trying hard to create societal division and confusion through fake news and propaganda but all such designs will continue to be defeated with the full support of the nation, InshaAllah”, said COAS Gen Asim Munir who presided over the 81st Formation Commanders Conference at Rawalpindi’s General Headquarters (GHQ) on Wednesday which was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers, and all Formation Commanders of Pakistan Army.
It has been further stressed that, while the legal trials of perpetrators and instigators have commenced, it is time that the noose of law is also tightened around the planners and masterminds who mounted the hate-ripened and politically driven rebellion against the state and state institutions to achieve their nefarious design of creating chaos in the Country. The forum also resolved that endeavors by any quarter to create obstructions and stymie the conclusive defeat of ill design of inimical forces will be dealt with iron hands.
The forum paid rich tribute to the supreme sacrifices of shuhadas including officers and men of the Armed Forces, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), and Shuhada from civil society who laid their lives for the safety, security, and dignity of the Country. The forum offered Fateha for the shuhadas’ departed souls.
It forum asserted, “The State of Pakistan and Armed Forces will always keep Shuhadas and their families in the highest esteem and will continue to honor them and their sacrifices with utmost respect and dignity”.
Participants were briefed on the prevalent environment, challenges to security i.e. both internal & external, and their own operational preparedness in response to evolving threats, both traditional and non-traditional.
The forum was also briefed on the structural changes and niche technologies being incorporated to enhance operational preparedness besides the up-gradation of essential logistic infrastructure corresponding to emerging security imperatives.
The COAS reiterated “Pakistan Army will remain committed towards their national obligations of safeguarding territorial integrity and sovereignty” of the country.
General Asim Munir further said, “People of Pakistan and their deep bondage with the Armed Forces are and will remain central to all our undertakings and events of 25th May were a clear manifestation of same”.
It is pertinent to mention here that COAS General Syed Asim Munir announced to observe “Youm-e-Takreem-e-Shuhada-e-Pakistan” on May 25, 2023, and the day was observed by the entire nation expressing its lasting love and commitment to martyrs of the nation.
The announcement was made by him at the Award distribution ceremony in honor of martyrs and veterans was held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Monday.
The COAS stressed maintaining high standards of professionalism and motivation during operations and achieving excellence during the training of their formations.
General Asim Munir commended the commanders for their constant focus on the well-being and high state of morale of their soldiers who remain the foundation of the Army’s operational readiness.
The forum concluded by affirming the resolve to render all sacrifices necessary for the security and stability of the country with the perpetual support of the proud people of Pakistan.