COAS Qamar Bajwa says war against terrorism, extremism is not over yet
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday visited Strike Corps at Multan Garrison. The army chief witnessed ongoing training and addressed officers and troops. According to the Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR), the army chief witnessed training demonstration on combat readiness by an Armour Formation of the strike corps and underlined that an Army deters war through professional competence and readiness. Gen Bajwa also interacted with officers of Multan Garrison and shared his thoughts on security situation of the country, challenges and the response. On the occasion, the COAS said that after kinetic operations we are now into the phase of stability operations. He termed that war against terrorism and militancy is not over yet. “Besides kinetic efforts we have to take on measures to address the root causes while staying cognisant of inimical forces and foreign hostile agendas,” the army chief said. “Within the folds of national action plan we shall support national focus on socio-economic development so that people of Pakistan reap dividends of improving security, he added. Gen Bajwa also said that some elements are wittingly or unwittingly trying to pull the country back into confrontation, adding that state shall not let them do it whether on the name of religion, ethnicity or any other pretext. “Peace, stability and progress of our country are contingent upon rule of law by all,” the COAS further said.