ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Corps Headquarters Mangla on Thursday. He briefed about operational preparedness, training and administrative matters of the Corps. COAS was also apprised of the ongoing Corps War Games aimed at evaluating operational plans in wake of the emerging battlefield challenges. COAS lauded the performance and dedication of Strike Corps formations for undertaking innovative futuristic training.
Addressing the garrison officers, COAS highlighted regional environment and its implications on Pakistan’s security. “We must stay abreast of the evolving situation and never lower our guard whatsoever,” the ISPR quoted COAS as saying. Speaking about Pakistan’s consistent support to Afghanistan peace process, COAS underscored the need for better management of the western zone with due focus on border security.
Referring to the national effort against coronavirus pandemic, COAS commended all ranks for their all-out support to civil administration in ensuring public safety and well-being. “However, we must continue to exercise maximum caution and follow relevant SOPs until the pandemic is completely over, COAS remarked. Earlier, upon arrival, COAS was received by Commander Mangla Corps Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazher Mehmood.
Earlier, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), interacted with participants of 7th National Workshop Balochistan at GHQ. Attended by large number of parliamentarians, bureaucrats, members of civil society, youth, academia and media representatives, the workshop is aimed at enabling future leadership of Balochistan in understanding vital national / provincial issues and mounting cohesive response.
Speaking at the occasion, COAS said that Balochistan’s peace and prosperity is the bedrock of Pakistan’s progress. It is time to reap dividends of hard-earned peace and expedite socio-economic development adopting people centric approach for attaining enduring stability. Security forces shall remain steadfast and determined to defeat enemies of peace and prosperity of Balochistan/ Pakistan.
Highlighting internal and external challenges, COAS said that full spectrum threat demands comprehensive national response. Balochistan is in sharp focus of national leadership and Army is fully engaged in enabling National and Provincial response in synergy with other institutions of state. We are a resilient nation that has endured the tests of time on its path to achieving peace and stability, COAS concluded.