Corps Commanders meeting expresses resolve to protect geo, ideological frontiers of country

Islamabad: The participants at  75th Annual Formation Commanders conference on Tuesday expressed complete satisfaction with the steps taken at Military level and expressed their resolve to protect geo and ideological frontiers of the country.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa made these assertions while presiding over the conference held here at the General Headquarters, which was attended by all General Officers of the Pakistan Army, APP reported.

The participants were briefed on geo-strategic environment, progress of operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, operational preparedness against conventional threat and other matters concerning national security.

The COAS said budding state of stability achieved after countless sacrifices by the security forces, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and by the nation would be consolidated to have a normalized Pakistan.

Referring to his recent visits to front-line field formations along eastern and western frontiers, the COAS appreciated the high state of operational readiness and morale of troops, especially displayed in response to recent border / ceasefire violations. Not-with-standing our desire for enduring peace with our neighbours, any hostile action anywhere along our frontiers shall be responded most befittingly, he added.

The forum also deliberated on the situation in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), recent measures for better Pakistan-Afghan border management, impending FATA reforms and reiterated requirement of reforms process in line with aspirations of people of FATA.

While deliberating upon the improving situation of Balochistan The forum reiterated its resolve to continue meaningful contributions towards stability and progress of Balochistan with support of its people.

Progress of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and security of CPEC projects were discussed with emphasis to maintain focus on further securing environment for timely progress of this vitally significant mega initiative. Karachi operation, operations in Punjab and elsewhere will be continued till sustainable stability is achieved.

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