RAWALPINDI: The military’s top brass on Thursday pledged to pull out all the stops from its flood relief operations and use all available resources to help the victims.
The pledge was made during the 131st corps commanders’ conference chaired by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at General Headquarters. The conference is held every month.
General Kayani also announced that his troops will be donating a day’s worth of their salary to the victims of the floods.
He was quoted by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) as expressing sympathy with all those whose lives had been disrupted by severe flooding. More than 520 tons of the soldiers’ rations have already been distributed.
The senior military officers also took a comprehensive overview of the security situation in the country and the operational vigilance of the army. According to military sources, the conference deliberated on matters regarding the current situation in Afghanistan, the Pakistan-Afghanistan border as well as the situation at the eastern and western borders, and the British premier’s remarks against Pakistan, among other matters of regional interest.
The sources said that the participants renewed their pledge to ensure the country’s sovereignty and to continue the war on terror with the support of its people.
The participants also paid tribute to the courage of FC Commandant Safwat Ghayyur, lauding his professional capabilities, the sources added. Online
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2010.
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