Military top brass hopes for early start of intra-Afghan talks

Army chief lauds timely, effective response to mitigate urban flooding


News Desk August 11, 2020
COAS Gen Qamar chairs Corps Commander's Conference at GHQ. SCREENGRAB

Pakistan’s top military leadership on Tuesday appreciated progress in Afghan reconciliation process and expressed hoped for early commencement of intra-Afghan dialogue, the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the 234th Corps Commanders’ Conference at GHQ in Rawalpindi where geo-strategic and national security issues were discussed, ISPR DG Maj-Gen Babar Iftikhar said in a statement.

The forum reviewed situation at the Line of Control (LoC), Pak-Afghan border and internal security environment.

General Qamar expressed satisfaction on operational preparedness of formations and appreciated efforts in aid of civil administration to contain Covid-19 pandemic and locust threat.

He also directed commanders to ensure necessary measures for public safety and security during upcoming Muharram in concert with civil administration, with due cognisance to coronavirus guidelines and protocols.

The COAS also lauded timely and effective response of troops to recent floods in Balochistan and Sindh, especially the mitigation efforts against urban flooding in Karachi. He stressed upon the need to exercise vigilance and take proactive measures in the wake of ongoing flood situation.

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