According to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COS) has presided over the two-day 78th Formation Commander Conference at GHQ.
The conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders of the Pakistan Army.
Participants were briefed on their strategy in response to the geo-strategic environment, the challenges to national security and the emerging threat. Participants discussed a wide range of issues in professional matters.
The forum was also briefed on the state-of-the-art technology used to modernize Army organizations, as well as upgrade logistics infrastructure to meet emerging operational constraints.
The COAS expressed satisfaction over the progress made in stabilization operations across Pakistan following the success of Operation Anti-Corruption.
The Forum paid rich tribute to the resilient nation, especially the people of the tribal areas, for their sacrifices in the war on terror. The forum also reviewed the relocation and development of the newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the economic development in Balochistan, which leads to stability through hard work and peace.
Reviewing the current situation on the eastern border and the latest developments in IOJ & K, the Forum expressed full solidarity with the Kashmiri people in the illegitimate right to self-determination enshrined in UN resolutions. The forum was also briefed on Pakistan’s meaningful support in the Afghan peace process and tough measures to enhance border security. In the context of geostrategic preparedness, the COS placed special emphasis on maintaining high standards of operational readiness along the LOC / Working Boundary and the Pak-Afghan International Border.
The COAS praised the high quality of training shown by the formations during the various exercises, as well as the excellent performance of the officers and soldiers participating in international training programs and competitions. The COAS commended the structures for their continued focus on training and their high level of morale, which enhances their operational readiness.
COVID-19 commended the formations for fully supporting the national response to the eradication of the epidemic, locusts and polio. The COAS concluded that the Pakistan Army would continue to defend and serve the nation in every possible way.
COAS also awarded trophies to Mangla and Multan Corps for outstanding performance in sports and training respectively.
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