Army to support ‘all stakeholders in implementation of NAP’

220th corps commanders conference held at GHQ: ISPR

News Desk April 02, 2019

Pakistan Army has once again expressed its determination to help fully implement the National Action Plan (NAP), an initiative conceived in January 2015 to fight extremism and terrorism.

The resolve came during the 220th corps commanders conference held at the General Headquarters on Tuesday.

“Forum expressed its resolve to support government and all stakeholders in implementation of the National Action Plan,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement issued after the military huddle.

The forum, the military’s media wing said, reiterated to continue its efforts for bringing enduring peace in the country “while supporting all initiatives towards regional peace”.

It reviewed geo-strategic environment and ongoing situation along the Eastern border.

“Forum expressed strong will, resolve and determination to defend the motherland against any misadventure or aggression,” it said.

“Having achieved stability against terrorism, Pakistan is on positive trajectory of becoming a state where prerogative of use of weapons rests with the state alone and socio-economic development is taking pre-eminence,” army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was quoted as saying.

The statement comes in the backdrop of increasing tension with arch-rival India as well as rising international pressure to take steps against banned outfits allegedly operating in the country.