The Pakistan Army has today conducted its 79th Formation Commanders’ Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, presided over by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders of the Pakistan Army.
Participants were briefed on professional matters, national security challenges and measures being undertaken to counter traditional and non-traditional threats.
The COAS expressed satisfaction over operational preparedness of formations and the response mechanism to deal with emerging security challenges. On this occasion, the forum paid rich tribute to the supreme sacrifices of officers and troops to ensure the security of borders and the safety of the Pakistani people.
According to the ISPR, the forum took note of “the recent propaganda campaign by some quarters to malign Pakistan Army and create division between the institution and society.”
In the view of the formation commanders, “The National Security of Pakistan is sacrosanct. Pakistan Army has always stood by the state institutions to guard it and always will, without any compromise.” The forum expressed complete confidence in what was described as “the leadership’s well-considered stance to uphold the constitution and rule of law, at all costs.”
In conclusion, the COAS noted: “Pakistan Army is aware of its responsibilities and shall continue to defend territorial integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan against all internal and external threats under all circumstances.”