COAS Gen. Bajwa asks for vigil along western border

By Staff Reporter
Thursday – August 12, 2021
RAWALPINDI: The chief of army staff (COAS) general (Gen.) Qamar Javed Bajwa asked for high level of vigil along the western border, on Wednesday, and expressed satisfaction over stringent measures being taken for ensuring effective border control as part of the comprehensive border management regime.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, COAS chaired the corps commanders’ conference (CCC) at the general headquarters (GHQ) in the garrison city.

CCC was given a detailed briefing on evolving situation along Pakistan - Afghanistan international border, its implications on internal security, particularly in the western zone and measures being taken to tackle emerging challenges.

Reinforcing Pakistan’s vision for peace, connectivity and shared prosperity, COAS Gen. Bajwa said we have made every possible effort to facilitate the Afghan peace process leading towards a negotiated settlement with utmost sincerity and will continue to do so.

Being a collective responsibility, all stakeholders have to play their part positively for enduring peace in Afghanistan which is pivotal for stability in the region.

Misperceptions and scapegoating must be avoided to counter designs of spoilers, he emphasised.

Taking holistic view of the multifarious security challenges faced by Pakistan in various domains in the evolving milieu, CCC underscored the need for adopting whole of nation approach.

COAS Gen. Bajwa commended formations for maintaining high standards of operational readiness and providing sustained support to civil administration during ongoing national efforts against Covid-19 (coronavirus), monsoons and the national polio drive.

The participants took comprehensive review of global, regional and domestic security environment.