COAS Gen. Bajwa says people of IIOJK deserve peace

By Staff Reporter
Friday – February 5, 2021
RAWALPINDI: The chief of army staff (COAS) general (Gen.) Qamer Jawed Bajwa said, Thursday, the people of the region including the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) deserve peace and reiterated maintaining of greater vigilance along-with preparedness amid new challenges of hybrid war.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press releases, the COAS visited Lahore garrison whereat he was received by corps commander lieutenant general (LtGen.) Muhammad Abdul Aziz and later addressed the officers of the garrison.

COAS Gen. Bajwa’s address focused on professional matters, internal and external security situation and his vision of an enduring peace within Pakistan and the region.

He apprised the officers with latest developments on eastern border, situation in IIOJK and Pakistan’s firm commitment for a just resolution of Kashmir issue in line with the aspirations of the people of Kashmir.

Earlier on Wednesday, Pakistan conducted a successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to a range of 290 kilometres (kms).

The training launch was the culminating point of the annual field training exercise of army strategic forces command.

The army strategic forces command (ASFC) commander LtGen. Muhammad Ali appreciated the operational preparedness and display of excellent standards in handling and operating the weapon system.

He also expressed full satisfaction on the training standards of participating troops, attained throughout the training activity.

The training launch was witnessed by ASFC commander LtGen. Ali, senior officers from strategic plans division (SPD), ASFC, scientists and engineers of the strategic organisations.

The president Arif Alvi, prime minister (PM) Imran Khan and the services chiefs congratulated all ranks of ASFC, the scientists and engineers on successful conduct of Wednesday’s launch.