Chief of Army Staff visits Corps Headquarters and Rangers Headquarters Karachi

Rawalpindi, December 14, 2016 (PPI-OT):General Qamar Javed Bajwa, COAS today visited Corps Headquarters and Rangers HQ Karachi. COAS was given detailed briefing about operational preparedness of the formation and security situation in Sindh particularly City of Karachi. Overall accomplishments of the operation so far and way forward remained the focus of briefing. COAS commended Army, Rangers, Law Enforcement Agencies and Intelligence Agencies for noticeable improvement in the law and order situation. He said that Karachi is economic hub of the country and security in the metropolitan has direct bearing on overall business climate and economic activity of the entire country.

COAS emphasized that all out efforts will be made to consolidate gains made so far during operation and indiscriminately eliminate remnants of terrorists with their sleeper cells. General Qamar Javed Bajwa particularly lauded support and sacrifices of people of Karachi in this journey towards peace. He said gains of operations will not be allowed to be reversed and the operations will continue till attainment of sustainable peace.

He directed a focused and synergised effort of all military and civil intelligence agencies for optimum effects to pre-empt potential threats to peace of Karachi. COAS said that Pakistan Army will render all necessary assistance to provincial government for capacity building and training of LEAs for long term effectiveness against organised crime and enduring peace for the City. Earlier on arrival at Corps HQ, COAS was received by Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, Corps Comd.

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