COAS reviews anti-COVID-19 measures

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday – April 8, 2020
RAWALPINDI: The chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired 231st corps commanders’ conference, held on Tuesday at the garrison-city, corps commanders participated through video link from respective headquarters, forum under took comprehensive review of deployment of Pakistan army troops assisting civil administration in aid of civil power across the country.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, the forum reviewed geo strategic, regional and national security environment with particular emphasis on latest situation arising from COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Forum was apprised on functioning of national command and operation centre (NCOC) established to synergise and articulate national effort for containment of COVID-19.

Appreciating the troops in the field for efforts so far, COAS directed all commanders to extend maximum assistance in moving critical resources and reaching out to mitigate suffering of people in far flung areas including Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), interior Sindh and Balochistan.

Forum paid tribute to those on frontline including doctors, paramedics, health care workers and law enforcement agencies (LEAs) for braving this pandemic under challenging environment.

Forum also paid tribute to the Kashmiri people who are fighting the pandemic under Indian atrocities and struggling for their just cause of self determination.

“Every citizen counts as we strive to scale this calamity. Being a nation with vibrant youth and resilient people ready to share and sacrifice, we will emerge stronger from this challenge, InshaAllah,” COAS concluded.