COAS Qamar Bajwa orders maximum assistance in far-flung areas to curb coronavirus
April 7, 2020
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired the 231st Corps Commanders’ Conference at Rawalpindi on Tuesday. The corps commanders participated in the conference through video link from their respective headquarters. According to a press release issued by the ISPR, the forum reviewed geo-strategic, regional and national security environment with particular emphasis on latest situation arising from COVID-19. It under took comprehensive review of deployment of Pakistan Army troops assisting civil administration in aid of civil power across the country. The forum was apprised on functioning of NCOC established to synergise and articulate national effort for containment of COVID-19. Appreciating the troops in the field for efforts so far, COAS directed all commanders to extend maximum assistance in moving critical resources and reaching out to mitigate suffering of people in far-flung areas including GB, AJ&K, Interior Sindh and Balochistan. The forum paid tribute to those on frontline including doctors, paramedics, healthcare workers and LEAs for braving this pandemic under challenging environment. It also paid tribute to the Kashmiri people who are fighting the pandemic under Indian atrocities and struggling for their just cause of self determination. “Every citizen counts as we strive to scale this calamity. Being a nation with vibrant youth and resilient people ready to share and sacrifice, we will emerge stronger from this challenge, InshaAllah,” the COAS concluded.