Rawalpindi (Agencies): General Syed Asim Munir, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), chaired the 258th Corps Commanders’ Conference (CCC) held at GHQ today. The conference paid a heartfelt tribute to the brave soldiers who have continuously made supreme sacrifices in defending their motherland against the threat of terrorism.

During the conference, the participants received a detailed briefing on the current internal security environment. The presence of sanctuaries and freedom of movement enjoyed by the terrorists belonging to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other similar groups in a neighboring country, as well as the availability of sophisticated weapons to these terrorists, were identified as significant factors impacting Pakistan’s security.

The forum extensively discussed the army’s operational preparedness and training aspects. COAS emphasized the importance of objective training, highlighting that it remains the cornerstone of their professionalism. He emphasized the need to remain constantly vigilant against any threats to national security.

The participants were also informed about the government’s plan for economic revival and the role of the army in uplifting various sectors such as agriculture, information technology, mining and minerals, and defense production. These sectors are included under the purview of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC). The participants expressed their unwavering commitment to fully support the strategic initiatives planned by the Government of Pakistan to revive the economy. They pledged to provide technical and management support to ensure the overall welfare of the people of Pakistan.

The Corps Commanders’ Conference serves as a vital platform for high-level discussions and strategic planning to safeguard national security, counter terrorism, and contribute to the economic prosperity of the country. The conference reaffirmed the army’s dedication to protecting the nation from threats and supporting the government’s initiatives for economic growth and development.

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