Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, presided over Formation Commander’s Conference at GHQ today.
According to ISPR press release, Conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders.
The forum was given comprehensive briefings on security environment and professional issues. In his address, COAS while recounting the successes of security forces in operation Zarbe Azb, paid rich tributes to the officers and men for phenomenal successes in the operation and sacrifices they have rendered for the defence of the motherland.
COAS said, terrorists have been cleared and dislodged from their strongholds in North Wazirastan and Khyber Agency and fight now is moving into last few pockets close to Afghan border. Laying emphasis on continuation of Operations till elimination of the last expected and probable terrorists groups and sanctuaries, he exhorted commanders to take all measures to prevent escape of trapped terrorists. With entire nation standing behind, we will remain focused on achieving the objective of a terror free and peaceful Pakistan.
Underscoring Pakistan’s multiple and complicated challenges, COAS expressed his optimism, saying that Pakistani nation is the most resilient nation in the world and is already on its way to emerge victorious out of these testing times. He said our main collective aim is to make Pakistan a secure, strong and prosperous country.
Forum took serious notice of the recent Indian hostile rhetoric coupled with covert and overt actions to destabilize Pakistan. It was termed as highly regrettable that Indian politicians not only indulge in actions that are in violation of the United Nations’ Charter but also take pride in claiming their interference in the internal affairs of other states. Forum reiterated its resolve to defeat their designs and defend the territorial integrity of Pakistan at any cost with a befitting response to any misadventure against our country.