COAS assures nation of 'all possible measures' in war against coronavirus

General Qamar visits NCOC, lauds its remarkable efforts for formulating and implementing Covid-19 response


​ News Desk April 22, 2020
General Qamar visits NCOC, lauds its remarkable efforts for formulating and implementing Covid-19 response. SCREENGRAB

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday directed the Pakistan Army to "take all possible measures to bring comfort to the nation in these challenging times particularly during Ramazan" in collaboration with other national institutions.

While visiting National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the army chief was briefed in detail by DG Operations and Planning NCOC Major General Asif Mehmood Goraya about Covid-19 related multi-sectoral situation, implementation of NCOC decisions, projections about likely spread of the disease in Pakistan and support being extended to civil administration against the pandemic, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

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He was received by Commander Army Air Defence Command and National Coordinator NCOC Lieutenant General Hamood Uz Zaman Khan upon arrival at the headquarters.

General Qamar was also apprised about national strategy for test, trace and quarantine (TTQ) aimed at identifying disease spread, focused clusters and hotspots to enable targeted lockdowns and need-driven resource optimisation at all levels.

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While complimenting civil-military components of NCOC, the army chief emphasised the need for continued stratified risk assessment, managing trinity of health crisis, economic slide and psycho-social impact through efficient resource management.

He lauded remarkable efforts of NCOC for formulating and implementing Covid-19 response despite resource and time constraints.

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