Pakistan’s Military Vows Support for Economic Revival and Security

In Rawalpindi, Pakistan, top military leaders pledged their full support for the government’s strategic initiatives aimed at revitalizing the economy and ensuring the well-being of the country’s people. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir presided over the 260th Corps Commanders’ Conference (CCC) at GHQ, as reported by the Inter Services Public Relations.

During the conference, the military leadership resolved to take resolute action against terrorists, their facilitators, and abettors, who aim to destabilize Pakistan on behalf of hostile forces. Participants expressed concern over the ongoing Gaza-Israel War and the severe toll it has taken on innocent civilians due to the disproportionate use of force by Israel. Gen Asim Munir emphasized Pakistan’s diplomatic, moral, and political support for the Palestinian people and their principled stance against the unlawful occupation of their territories and sacred places.

The forum received a briefing on the prevailing geo-strategic environment, national security challenges, and the strategy to address evolving threats. The top commanders reaffirmed the Pakistan Army’s commitment to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, countering both direct and indirect threats.

The conference conducted a comprehensive review of the efforts against illegal economic activities. COAS underscored the Pakistan Army’s dedication to supporting the government and LEAs in taking lawful actions against illegal economic activities, with a specific focus on tackling hoarding and smuggling mafias and cartels.

Furthermore, participants offered their condolences for the martyrs of incidents in Mastung, Hangu, and Zhob during the Holy month of Rabi’ al-Awwal. They also paid tribute to the unwavering sacrifices made by security forces and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in defending the nation against terrorism.

COAS stressed the importance of maintaining high standards of professionalism and motivation during operations and achieving excellence in the training of formations. The military leadership resolved to fully endorse the federal government’s decision to repatriate and deport all illegal foreigners from November 1, 2023, and directed all relevant authorities to facilitate a smooth and dignified repatriation or deportation process.

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