RAWALPINDI, Jun 2 (APP): A day-long Formation Commanders’ Conference was held at General Headquarters on Thursday, presided over Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif.
The conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders, an ISPR news release said.
The participants were given comprehensive briefing on prevailing internal and external security situation of the country. They also held exhaustive discussion on professional matters.
The COAS in his address while underscoring multiple and complicated challenges faced by Pakistan, expressed his optimism saying that Pakistani nation had been victim of terrorism for over a decade and sacrificed a lot, “but Alhamdolillah, we have turned the tide primarily due to resilience displayed by the whole nation and professionalism of our armed forces.”
Acknowledging the contributions made by officers and men towards making Operation Zarb-e-Azb a success and now successfully transiting into final phases, he said that Pakistan Army would always come up to the expectations of entire Pakistani nation.
Expressing satisfaction on the pace of return of temporary
displaced people, the COAS paid tribute to valiant tribes for their unwavering support in fight against terrorism and emphasized on the quality and speed of rehabilitation and resettlement work in FATA for their dignified and timely return.
The COAS said, “We are aware of all hostility being perpetrated against the upcoming China Pakistan Economic Corridor, which promises to transform the lives of people of Pakistan. We are ready to pay any price to turn this long cherished dream into reality.”