Gen Bajwa directs commanders to step up relief operations

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STAFF REPORTER
RAWALPINDI Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday directed all military commanders to step up relief operations across the country to ease difficulties of people hit by coronavirus pandemic, the Inter-Services Public Relations said. The Chief of Army Staff was chairing Corps Commanders’ Conference at the General Headquarters here which was attended by topcommanders through video link from their respective headquarters, a statementissued by the military’s media wing said. “Appreciating the troops in the field for efforts so far, Gen Qamar directed all commanders to extend maximum assistance in moving critical resources and reaching out to mitigate suffering of people in far flung areas including GB, AJK, interior Sindh and Balochistan,” the communique added. According to ISPR, the forum reviewed geo-strategic, regional and national security environment with particular emphasis on latest situation arising from the contagion. “Forum under took comprehensive review of deployment of Pakistan Army troops assisting civil administration in aid of civil power across the country,” the statement added. The military’s top brass were apprised on functioning of the National Command and Operation Centre “established to synergise and articulate national effort for containment of Covid-19”. The forum also paid tributes to those on frontline including doctors, paramedics, health care workers and law enforcement agencies for braving the pandemic under challenging environment, the ISPR said. The Corps commanders also paid tribute to the “Kashmiris 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,” the ISPR quoted Gen Qamar as saying