By Ashrafuddin Pirzada
ISLAMABAD: The 237th Corps Commanders’ Conference presided by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) held at GHQ held on Tuesday, ISPR said.
A press release here issued said that the forum reviewed the geo-strategic, regional and national security environment and discussed internal security, the situation along borders, the Line of Control (LOC) and atrocities in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJ&K).
It said that a comprehensive overview of the positive progress in the Afghan Peace Process was also an important topic discussed.
The forum showed serious concern in the wake of irrefutable evidence of Indian state-sponsored terrorism and efforts to destabilize Pakistan. Indian efforts to sabotage CPEC and involvement in financing and training of terrorist organizations for fomenting unrest in Pakistan, especially in AJK, GB and Balochistan are an affront to peace and security in the region, the forum emphasized.
Deliberating upon the recent surge in Cease Fire Violations (CFVs) by the Indian Army, the forum resolved to take all measures necessary to protect innocent populations living along LOC from Indian firing deliberately targeting the civil population.
Forum expressed strong will, resolve and determination to defend the motherland against any misadventure.
Forum also deliberated upon the COVID-19 situation and measures required to confront the pandemic in the wake of 2nd wave. COAS specifically directed all commanders to ensure measures to support the national effort.
Pakistan Army with the support of state institutions and the nation is fully prepared to thwart all internal and external challenges. It is our duty to transform these challenges into opportunities for the stability and prosperity of the people of Pakistan, COAS concluded.