MULTAN, (DNA) – Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Multan Garrison. COAS witnessed training demonstration on combat readiness by an Armour Formation of the strike corps and underlined that an Army deters war through professional competence and readiness.
COAS also interacted with officers of Multan Garrison and shared his thoughts on security situation of the country, challenges and the response.
He said that after kinetic operations we are now into the phase of stability operations. War against terrorism and militancy is not over yet.
Besides kinetic efforts we have to take on measures to address the root causes while staying cognisant of inimical forces and foreign hostile agendas.
Within the folds of national action plan we shall support national focus on socio-economic development so that people of Pakistan reap dividends of improving security.
Some elements are wittingly or unwittingly trying to pull the country back into confrontation. State shall not let them do it whether on the name of religion, ethnicity or any other pretext. COAS said that peace, stability and progress of our country is contingent upon rule of law by all.