COAS says cannot ignore conventional threats along with terrorism

20 Dec, 2017 6:35 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) –Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Bahawalpur to witness winter collective training exercise of mechanised formation.

According to the ISPR, Commander Bahawalpur corps Lieutenant General Sher Afgun briefed COAS about training of the Corps for assigned operational tasks.

COAS appreciated high standards of training and professional skills displayed by the formation. He said that while we are committed in War on Terror (WoT), we cannot be complacent about our preparations for response to conventional threat.

Earlier Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Lahore and witnessed the colorful concluding ceremony of Army Band Competition 2017 at Fortress Stadium Lahore.

According to the ISPR, bands of 15 Regimental Centres, and 19 Infantry Battalions, including buglers/ trumpeters from Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Rangers (Punjab), participated in the event. A large number of serving and retired military officials and civilians attended the ceremony.

The COAS distributed prizes among the position holders. Frontier Force Regimental Centre clinched the President’s Military Brass Band Trophy of Pakistan Army Band 2017 competition. Artillery Regimental Centre was runner-up, while Army Services Corps Centre secured the third place.

Speaking on the occasion, COAS congratulated the winners and appreciated their skills. Adjutant General Pakistan Army Lieutenant General Anwar Ali Hyder was also present.

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