MULTAN, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that war against terrorism and militancy is not over yet, adding that some elements are wittingly or unwittingly trying to pull the Country back into confrontation, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
While interacting with officers of Multan Garrison wherein he visited on Friday and shared his thoughts on security situation of the Country, challenges and the response, the COAS said that the State shall not let them do it whether on the name of religion, ethnicity or any other pretext.
The COAS said that peace, stability and progress of our Country is contingent upon rule of law by all.
The Army Chief said that after kinetic operations we are now into the phase of stability operations. He said that besides kinetic efforts we have to take on measures to address the root causes while staying cognisant of inimical forces and foreign hostile agendas.
General Qamar Bajwa further said that within the folds of national action plan (NAP) we shall support national focus on socio-economic development so that the people of Pakistan reap dividends of improving security.
Meanwhile at Multan Garrison, the COAS witnessed training demonstration on combat readiness by an Armour Formation of the strike corps and underlined that an army deters war through professional competence and readiness.