Internal, external challenges demand comprehensive national response: COAS

Army, along with other state institutions, is fully engaged in enabling collective response, says Gen Qamar


News Desk January 15, 2019
Army, along with other state institutions, is fully engaged in enabling collective response, says Gen Qamar. PHOTO: FILE

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said that internal and external challenges facing the country demanded a comprehensive national response and the armed forces, in coordination with other state institutions, were fully engaged in enabling that response.

He said this while interacting with the participants of Third National Security Workshop Balochistan at the GHQ in Rawalpindi, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The interaction was part of a three-week workshop being held in Quetta, it added.

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Addressing the participants, General Qamar said the nation had given innumerable sacrifices for attainment of peace. “Our internal and external challenges demand a comprehensive national response and Army, in coordination with other institutions of the state, is fully engaged in enabling that response,” he added.

The army chief reiterated that prosperity of Pakistan was linked with prosperity of Balochistan. Participants of the workshop thanked the COAS for the opportunity, saying that they feel reinvigorated to play their part in national development.

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