RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has vowed that terrorists, their abettors who harmed peace and stability of the country, would be defeated at all costs.
According to statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday, the Army Chief remarked this while chairing the 238th Corps Commanders' Conference, held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
The forum called for comprehensive national efforts having role of all segments of society for complete defeat of the threat spectrum.
Speaking about Kashmir's Right to Self-Determination Day, commemorated on January 5 every year, the forum expressed solidarity with the resilient and brave people of Kashmir and vowed to stand with them until the realisation of their just cause in accordance with their aspirations and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, the ISPR statement said.
"Decades of atrocities committed by the Indian Occupation Forces have failed to suppress Kashmiris' ever-strengthening freedom struggle. Determined Kashmiris shall succeed, InshaAllah," the statement read.
The forum also expressed its satisfaction over the positive developments in the Afghan Peace Process and efforts made for regional peace and stability.
The Corps Commanders in the conferene also shed light on the ongoing security situation along the Line of Control (LoC), the Working Boundary, and the Eastern Border.
The statement further stated, "Training and professional pursuits must remain our prime focus to enhance operational preparedness and thwart any possible misadventure."
Gen Bajwa said that the "highest standards of capability and maintaining a cutting edge at all levels is vital to meeting all the challenges in tandem with other elements of national power."
According to the statement, the forum also voiced its respect and appreciation for all those who are putting their lives at stake while fighting against COVID-19.
Participants of the conference also paid a special tribute to all the martyrs and their families for their supreme sacrifices rendered for a peaceful and secure Pakistan. The recent terrorist incidents in Balochistan were discussed and soldiers who embraced martyrdom during the incidents were remembered.
"The sacrifices of Pakistani soldiers will not go to waste," Gen Bajwa said, adding that "terrorists and their abettors will be defeated at all costs."