RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday attributed successes achieved so far in the fight against terrorism to great sacrifices by the people of Pakistan, security forces, intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
He said this while presiding over the 76th Annual Formation Commanders’ conference held at GHQ, which was attended by all general officers of the army.
The participants were briefed on evolving geo-strategic environment, threats to national security and the challenges. The forum discussed responses in place and progress of the ongoing operations. The progress of Operation Raddul Fasaad including the gradual transition of control of cleared areas from military to civil administration was also deliberated.
The COAS appreciated the high state of operational preparedness and morale of troops. He said that despite the desire for maintaining peace with the neighbours, any hostile action anywhere along the frontiers of the country will be effectively responded.
The forum pledged that as a state institution, Pakistan Army shall continue to serve the nation in support of and in coordination with other state institutions.