The top brass of Pakistan Army on Monday expressed satisfaction on improved internal security situation and progress in regional peace initiatives, especially the Afghan reconciliation process. Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the Corps Commanders' Conference in which the forum discussed the current situation of the country in the light of fight against terrorism and extremism.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Bajwa said, "The dividends of improved internal security situation must reach the people of Pakistan through socioeconomic development." "While safeguarding the borders and carrying on the ongoing stability operations through Radd-ul-Fassad, concurrent focus is now to be on strategising and implementing comprehensive national response against machinations by hostile intelligence agencies/inimical forces to undo the national gains for peace and stability," the CoAS added.
The Corps Commanders Conference expressed solidarity with the resilient Kashmir brethren on the eve of Kashmir Day. The forum discussed the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary with reference to continued ceasefire violations, and atrocities committed by Indian forces against innocent Kashmiris. The geo-strategic environment and security situation of the country was also reviewed.
Separately, Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Shukrullah Atif Mashal also called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ). They discussed matters of mutual interest and regional security, particularly the Afghanistan peace process, the ISPR reported. The diplomat expressed his appreciation for Pakistan's efforts in the ongoing Afghan peace process.
Separately, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of Air Staff (CAS), called on General Bajwa on Monday. Matters of professional interests were discussed during the meeting.