Gen Qamar Bajwa presid­es over Corps Comman­ders’ confer­ence; apprec­iates army’s commit­ment to nation­al defenc­e

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed efforts to uphold rule of law and uphold supremacy of the Constitution.

“Efforts must continue, in concert with other elements of national power, to defeat terrorism and militancy in order to establish rule of law and uphold supremacy of constitution,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) quoted the COAS as saying.

Gen Qamar was presiding over the 203rd Corps Commanders conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ). According to the military’s media wing, the army chief expressed full satisfaction on army’s commitment to national defence and security.

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The forum undertook a comprehensive review of internal and external security environment, the ISPR said, and deliberated upon regional security situation, especially Afghanistan, and reaffirmed its commitment to regional peace and security.

“We look forward to a trust-based mutual cooperation in this regard, which can achieve the policy ends of enduring regional peace”, the COAS said.

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The forum, the statement added, was also briefed about the situation along the Line of Control (LoC). It acknowledged the positive long-term effects being achieved through Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

Gen Qamar also appreciated conduct of Operation Khyber 4 in a most inhospitable terrain of Rajgal, with minimal own casualties, made possible through high standards of professionalism.

Khyber-IV is part of Radd-ul-Fasaad, or Elimination of Discord, which was launched in February after a sharp uptick in terrorist attacks in the country. It is aimed at “indiscriminately eliminating the residual/latent threat of terrorism”, consolidating the gains made in other military operations.