Thursday, May 19, 2022

Pak Army to continue assisting govt in fighting against COVID-19: COAS

Pak Army to continue assisting govt in fighting against COVID-19: COAS
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has urged the army troops to reach out to people particularly those affected by coronavirus pandemic for bringing comfort in this hour of distress. Speaking with troops, who were busy in the relief activities in Kohat, he pledged that Pakistan Army would continue assisting other institutions in fighting against COVID-19. The army chief was given a detailed briefing on operational preparedness, prevailing security situation including border security measures along Pak-Afghan Border. He also appreciated officers and jawans for operational readiness, continued vigilance and high morale. Earlier, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited forward troops along the Line of Control (LOC). According to a press release issued by the ISPR, the COAS was briefed about latest situation, Indian troops’ frequent cease fire violations (CFVs) deliberately targeting innocent civilians along the LOC and Pakistan Army’s response. Appreciating operational preparedness and high morale of troops, COAS lauded officers and men for continued vigilance and professionalism. “Blatant atrocities by Indian occupation forces on innocent Kashmiris and unethical targeting of civil population in Azad Jammu and Kashmir is unacceptable. Indian provocations are a threat to regional peace and stability,” COAS emphasized. He said that Indian Army shall always get a befitting response to CFVs. “Pakistan Army shall protect innocent civilians along the LoC and defend honour, dignity and territorial integrity of the motherland at all costs,” the COAS reiterated.