Corps commanders vows to defeat virus

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrives to attend the Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2019. - Pakistan National Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of The British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940. (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM / AFP) (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images)

RAWALPINDI, APR 7 (DNA) – 231st Corps Commanders’ Conference chaired by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) held today at Rawalpindi. Corps Commanders participated through video link from respective Headquarters.

The forum reviewed geo strategic, regional  and national security environment with particular emphasis on latest situation arising from COVID-19. Forum under took comprehensive review of deployment of Pakistan army troops assisting civil administration in aid of civil power across the country.

Forum was apprised on functioning of NCOC  established to synergise & articulate National effort for containment of COVID-19.

Appreciating the troops in the field for efforts so far,  COAS directed all commanders to extend maximum assistance  in moving critical resources and reaching out to mitigate suffering of people in far flung areas including GB, AJ& K, Interior Sindh and Balochistan .

Forum paid tribute to those on frontline including doctors, paramedics, health care workers and LEAs for braving this pandemic under challenging environment. Forum also paid tribute to the Kashmiri people who are fighting the pandemic under Indian atrocities  and struggling for their just cause of self determination.

Every citizen counts as we strive to scale  this calamity. Being a nation with vibrant youth and resilient people ready to share &  sacrifice, we will emerge stronger from this challenge, , COAS concluded.=DNA