Any Indian misadventure will receive a befitting response, says COAS General Raheel Sharif
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – A formation commander’s conference was held at General Headquarters here on Wednesday.
COAS General Raheel Sharif presided over the conference attended by corps commanders, principal staff officers and all formation commanders.
The forum was given comprehensive briefings on security and professional issues.
In his address, COAS General Raheel Sharif recounted the successes of security forces in operation Zarb-e-Azb and paid rich tributes to the officers and men for successes in the operation and sacrifices they rendered for the defence of the motherland.
The COAS said terrorists have been cleared and dislodged from their strongholds in North Waziristan and Khyber Agency and fight now is moving into last few pockets close to the Afghan border.
Stressing the continuation of operations till elimination of the last terrorist groups and sanctuary, he asked commanders to take all steps to prevent escape of trapped terrorists. “With entire nation standing behind, we will remain focused on achieving the objective of a terror-free and peaceful Pakistan,” he maintained.
Underscoring Pakistan’s multiple and complicated challenges, the COAS expressed his optimism and said that Pakistani nation is the most resilient nation in the world and is already on its way to emerge victorious out of these testing times.
“Our main collective aim is to make Pakistan a secure, strong and prosperous country,” he said.
The forum took serious notice of the recent Indian hostile rhetoric coupled with covert and overt actions to destabilize Pakistan.
It was termed as highly regrettable that Indian politicians not only indulge in actions that are in violation of the United Nations’ Charter but also take pride in claiming their interference in the internal affairs of other states.
The forum reiterated its resolve to defeat their designs and defend the territorial integrity of Pakistan at any cost with a befitting response to any misadventure against the country.