Pakistan

KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the Karachi operation will continue until complete peace is restored in the city.

The COAS visited Corps Headquarters and Rangers HQ in Karachi on Wednesday where he was briefed on the security situation in Sindh, particularly in Karachi.

According to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) wing of the Pakistan Army, the Army Chief was briefed on the overall accomplishments of the operation and the way forward.

The COAS commended the Army, Rangers, Law Enforcement Agencies and Intelligence Agencies for a marked improvement in the law and order situation.

General Bajwa added that Karachi is the economic hub of the country and security in the metropolis has a direct bearing on overall business climate and economic activity across Pakistan.

The Army Chief emphasized that all-out efforts would be made to consolidate the gains made during the operation, adding that the indiscriminate elimination of the remnants of terrorists and their sleeper cells would continue.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa particularly lauded the support and sacrifices of the people of Karachi in this journey towards peace, the statement added.

He directed a focused and synergised effort of all military and civilian intelligence agencies for optimum results to preempt potential threats to peace of Karachi.

COAS said that Pakistan Army will render all necessary assistance to the provincial government for capacity-building and training of law enforcement agencies to enable long term effectiveness against organized crime and enduring peace for Karachi, the statement concluded.