Atwo days’ long 78th Formation Commanders’ Conference was held at GHQ. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the conference, which was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders of Pakistan Army.
The participants were briefed on the prevalent geostrategic environment, challenges to national security and Pakistan’s strategy in response to the evolving threats. They held a detailed discussion on a host of professional matters. The forum was also briefed on cutting-edge technology being harnessed to modernise the Army’s outfits besides upgradation of logistics and infrastructure corresponding to emerging operational imperatives.
COAS expressed satisfaction over the progress of stabilization operations across Pakistan following the successes of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. The forum paid rich tribute to the resilient nation, particularly the people of tribal areas, for their supreme sacrifices in the war against terrorism. The forum also reviewed progress on transition and uplift of the Newly Merged Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the socio-economic development in Balochistan as a dividend of hard-earned peace and stability.
Reviewing the prevailing situation on the Eastern border and latest developments in IIOJ&K, the forum expressed complete solidarity with the Kashmiri people in their just struggle for the inalienable right to self-determination as enshrined in the UNSC Resolutions. They were also apprised on Pakistan’s meaningful support to the Afghan Peace Process and stringent measures being taken for enhancing border security. COAS laid special emphasis on maintaining high standards of operational preparedness along the LOC/Working Boundary and the Pak-Afghan International Border in the wake of evolving geostrategic milieu.
COAS appreciated the high standard of training displayed by formations during various exercises besides the excellent performance of officers and troops participating in international training events and competitions. He commended them for their constant focus on training and high state of morale which augments their operational readiness.
He also appreciated the formations for their all out support to the national response for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, locust and eradication of polio. Pakistan Army shall continue defending and serving the nation in every possible way, COAS concluded.
COAS also awarded trophies to Mangla and Multan Corps for their overall best performance in sports and training respectively.
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