COAS expresses resolve to eliminate terrorism with nation’s support

Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir has expressed the resolve that armed forces and law enforcement agencies, fully backed by the resilient nation, remain determined to permanently eliminate this menace from Pakistan,

Presiding over the Corps Commanders’ Conference held at GHQ in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, he directed the commanders to pro-actively deny any space to the terrorists.

Forum paid rich tribute to the supreme sacrifices of Shuhada including officers and men of the armed forces, law enforcement agencies and the citizens who have laid their lives for peace and stability in the country.

The Army Chief appreciated the untiring efforts of Pakistan Army and law enforcement agencies in successfully thwarting several terrorist attacks and neutralizing key terrorist commanders during ongoing counterterrorism operations.

The forum condemned heartless terrorist attack against Chinese nationals in Besham as well as heinous killings of innocent civilians in Balochistan.

The forum was briefed on how terrorist groups operating from Afghanistan pose a threat to regional and global security, besides acting as proxies against Pakistan and its economic interests, especially China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

It expressed serious concern over the ongoing Indian aggression in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and reiterated that Pakistan will continue to provide political, diplomatic and moral support to our Kashmiri brothers and sisters.

The forum expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine and condemned serious human rights violations, war crimes and genocide being perpetrated in Gaza.

It also expressed concern over the escalating tensions in the Middle East and noted that a wider regional conflict could ensue if both sides did not de-escalate immediately.

The forum noted with concern the malicious propaganda campaign meant to demoralise the armed forces and underscored that unfounded and baseless allegations on law enforcement agencies and security forces have become a fashion and are part of the larger design to drive a wedge between the people and the armed forces of Pakistan.

The forum said we will not allow such efforts to succeed and as per the law and constitution, stern action will be ensured”.

It also expressed the resolve to provide full support to the government towards achieving sustainable socioeconomic growth in the country including wholehearted assistance in countering the illegal spectrum, particularly smuggling, hoarding, electricity theft and safe repatriation of all illegal foreigners.

The Army Chief directed field commanders to ensure the highest standards of operational preparedness and motivation within their outfits and to pursue professional excellence through objective training.

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