Pakistan

RAWALPINDI (APP) – A day-long Formation Commanders’ Conference, presided over by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, was held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Thursday.


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The conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders, an ISPR press release said.

The participants were given a comprehensive briefing on the prevailing internal and external security situation of the country.

The COAS said: “We are aware of all hostility against the upcoming China Pakistan Economic Corridor, which promises to transform the lives of people of Pakistan. We are ready to pay any price to turn this long cherished dream into a reality.”

While underscoring multiple and complicated challenges faced by Pakistan, the COAS expressed optimism by saying that the Pakistani nation had been a victim of terrorism for over a decade, but was able to “turn the tide” out of sheer resilience and due to the professionalism of the armed forces

Acknowledging the contributions of army officers towards the success of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, which was now successfully entering its final phases, he said that the institution would always meet the expectations of the nation.

Expressing satisfaction over the speed at which temporary displaced people (TDPs) were returning, the COAS paid tribute to the valiant tribes for their unwavering support in the fight against terrorism and stressed the need for speedy and good quality rehabilitation and resettlement in FATA to ensure their dignified and timely return.