ISLAMABAD: A week earlier of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aggressive statement against India, Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the LoC and its nearby areas and inspected the ongoing security arrangements. Pakistan Army has reportedly reinforced its position recently in the region by sending more troops and relevant logistics.
Taking in view of belligerent remarks from both sides, the observers say that it looks almost impossible to see normalcy in Pak-India relations and the skirmishes at LoC will continue indefinitely.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited forward troops along the Line of Control (LOC). He was briefed about latest situation, frequent cease fire violations deliberately targeting innocent civilians along LOC and Pakistan Army’s response. Corps Commander Rawalpindi Corps, Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas received COAS at the LOC.
Appreciating operational preparedness and high morale of troops, the COAS lauded officers and men for continued vigilance and professionalism. He told stationery troops that “blatant atrocities by Indian occupation forces on innocent Kashmiris and unethical targeting of civil population in AJK was unacceptable”.
Gen Bajwa also appreciated the formation for strict adherence to COVID protocols and proactive assistance to government of AJK in fighting Corona. “Army will continue to support National effort against pandemic,” the COAS concluded.
Bajwa visits Kohat
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, visited Kohat on Thursday (May 7). He was given detailed briefing on operational preparedness, prevailing security situation including border security measures along Pak-Afghan Border, update on Army’s assistance against COVID-19 in the area. He was received by Lieutenant General Nauman Mahmood, Commander Peshawar Corps on arrival at Kohat.
He interacted with troops busy in relief efforts against COVID-19. COAS appreciated officers and men for operational readiness, continued vigilance and high morale. Later Gen Bajwa also visited Covid facility at CMH Kohat. He said that Pakistan Army shall continue assisting other institutions in fighting the pandemic. Reach out to people particularly those affected by COVID-19 for bringing comfort in this hour of distress, he concluded.
Earlier, Gen Bajwa laid floral wreath at “Shuhada monument” to pay homage to those who laid their lives in line of duty for defending the motherland.