Lt Gen Bilal visits LoC, meets troops, GHQ meeting reviews overall situation

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RAWALPINDI: Lt Gen Bilal Akbar, Commander Rawalpindi Corps visited troops along Line of Control in Kel Sector on Monday.  He inspected ongoing security arrangements and preparedness of soldiers depoled in the region. Commander appreciated their state of readiness and befitting response to Indian Cease Fire Violations (CFVs).

“We are absolutely ready to face every odd situation and will give a befitting response to any aggression. The whole nation is behind you, don’t worry”, he told the troops.

Earlier, on Thursday (December 13), the overall situation at eastern and western borders was reviewed in detail at216th Corps Commanders’ Conference, held at GHQ presided by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.  Forum reviewed geo-strategic environment with special focus on regional security and situation on Eastern and Western Borders including Line of Control. Progress of ongoing stability operations for internal security was also discussed. 

Forum highlighted importance of regional approach to eliminate roots of terrorism and attached hopes for success of ongoing Afghan reconciliation process while supporting all stakeholders to bring Afghan war to a peaceful logical conclusion.

Forum also pledged to safeguard against all external threats while consolidating gains of counter terrorism military operations which have put security situation of the country on positive trajectory for socio-economic progress and development. “We shall continue to support all state institutions for peace, stability and progress of the country in best interest of the people of Pakistan”, COAS concluded.

A day earlier, on Wednesday, General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited forward troops in Gadra Sector (Sindh). He commended operational preparedness and high state of morale of the troops. He said that Pakistan Army is fully committed to guard the frontiers of country. Lieutenant General Humayun Aziz, Commander Karachi Corps accompanied the COAS during the visit.

Later, COAS visited Thar Coal Project. He was given detailed briefing on the progress of the pilot projects. Talking on the occasion, he said that internal security situation of Pakistan has largely improved paving way for foreign investment. We will continue to play our part in ensuring secure environment for business and entrepreneurship in Pakistan by both local and foreign investors. Lieutenant General Tariq Khan (Retired), Managing Director Fauji Fertilizer Company received COAS upon his arrival.