- It also discussed the “ongoing security situation along the Line of Control (LOC), Working Boundary and eastern border”
- Respect and appreciation” for the people risking their lives to combat the coronavirus.
- Special tribute to all Shuhada (martyrs) and their families.
- Complete solidarity with resilient and brave Kashmiri brethren till the realization of their just cause.
The Pakistan Army leadership in a meeting at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Tuesday paid special tribute to the people risking their lives to combat the coronavirus and vowed that terrorists and their coconspirators would be “defeated at all costs”, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired the 238th Corps Commanders’ Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.
It also discussed the “ongoing security situation along the Line of Control (LOC), Working Boundary and eastern border”, the ISPR said.
Today’s meeting expressed “extreme respect and appreciation” for the people risking their lives to combat the coronavirus.
They also paid “special tribute to all Shuhada (martyrs) and their families” for their sacrifices for a “peaceful and secure Pakistan”, especially the martyrs in the recent incidents in Balochistan.
At the 238th Corps Commanders’ Conference, chaired by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, the army leadership reviewed the security situation in the country and the region with a “special focus on the situation along the borders, internal security and other professional matters of the army”.
In accordance with the Right to Self-determination of Kashmiris Day being observed today, the forum expressed “complete solidarity with resilient and brave Kashmiri brethren till the realization of their just cause in accordance with their aspirations and relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions”.
“Decades of atrocities by Indian occupation forces have failed to suppress ever-strengthening freedom struggle. Determined Kashmiris shall succeed,” the army leadership said.
“Their sacrifices won’t go useless. Terrorists and their coconspirators will be defeated at all costs,” the statement added.
Earlier last week on Sunday, 11 Hazara Shia coal miners shot dead in the Mach area of Balochistan after armed militants identified and kidnapped them and took them to a nearby area before opening fire at close range.
The militant Islamic State group or Daesh claimed responsibility for the killing.
The meeting noted that training and professional pursuits must remain the army’s “prime focus to enhance operational preparedness and thwart any possible misadventure”.
“Highest standards of capability and maintaining cutting edge at all levels is vital to meet all challenges in mixture with other elements of national power,” the statement quoted Gen Bajwa as saying.
“Defeat of complete threat spectrum is only possible through a comprehensive national effort, where all segments of the society play their fair role,” the statement quoted.
According to the ISPR, the meeting also expressed its satisfaction at the progress in the Afghan peace process and efforts made for regional peace and stability.