Resurgence of terrorism not to be tolerated: COAS

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Directs army to help restore routine life in flood-hit areas

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said the resurgence of terrorism would not be tolerated.

Gen Bajwa expressed this resolve while chairing the 251st Corps Commanders’ Conference at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations said.

According to the military’s media wing, the meeting discussed the external and internal security situation with a special focus on the flood situation and the ongoing relief efforts undertaken by the army formations across the country.

“The formations must leave no stone unturned to take action against terrorists in coordination with all LEAs (law enforcing agencies),” he directed the troops.

Expressing satisfaction over the operational preparedness of the army, Gen Bajwa tasked all the formations to maintain strict vigil to guard against any threat.

The forum expressed solidarity with flood victims that were braving great difficulties and also reiterated its resolve to extend maximum assistance for their relief and rehabilitation.

The COAS directed the army to focus on relief, rehab, reconstruction, and help restore normalcy in the flood-devastated area.

Gen Bajwa commended the formations for reaching out to people in distress and helping them mitigate their suffering. The army chief praised the military doctors as well as paramedics for their indefatigable emergency medical care services to flood victims particularly children and women and for efforts to check the spread of diseases in inundated areas.

General Bajwa also appreciated army engineers/FWO for restoring the accessibility of critical routes and communication infrastructure on an emergency basis.

The conference undertook a comprehensive review of the security environment with particular focus on situations along the borders, internal security and other professional matters of the army.

The COAS also appreciated army engineers and Frontier Works Organization for restoring accessibility of critical routes and communication infrastructure on emergency basis.

 

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