Rawalpindi: It is our duty to transform these challenges into opportunities for the stability and prosperity of the people of Pakistan, COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said. The latest Corps Commanders Conference (CCC) expressed strong will, resolve and determination to defend the motherland against any misadventure, Pakistan Army's media wing ISPR said in a statement.
Pakistan Army is fully prepared to thwart all internal and external challenges the country faces, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa emphasised, referring to both the worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the risks from the country's east-side neighbour, India.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the CCC presided over by the COAS reviewed the geo strategic, regional & national security environment & discussed internal security, situation along borders and the Line of Control (LOC), as well as the atrocities in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).
The CCC expressed serious concerns in the wake of irrefutable evidence of Indian state-sponsored terrorism and India's efforts to destabilise Pakistan. The Indian efforts to sabotage CPEC, involvement in financing and training of terrorist organizations for fomenting unrest in Pakistan, especially in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan are an affront to peace and security in the region, forum emphasised, the ISPR said.
Deliberating upon recent surge in Ceasefire Violations by the Indian Army, CCC resolved to take all measures necessary to protect innocent population living along LOC from Indian firing deliberately targeting civil population, it noted, referring to the latest rise in the ceasefire violations across the Line of Control.
The CCC further took a comprehensive overview of positive progress in Afghan Peace Process, about which Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Afghanistan last week had said Pakistan would do its utmost to end the violence and establish peace in the neighbouring nation.
The CCC deliberated upon the COVID-19 situation and measures required to confront the pandemic in the wake of 2nd wave, the ISPR added. Gen Bajwa specifically directed all commanders to ensure measures to support the national effort.