COAS reaffirms army’s resolve to battle terrorism, ensure national security
Rawalpindi: (Suno News) The participants of the 25th National Security Workshop were briefed about regional and internal security dynamics and the national security environment at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Thursday.
Later, the participants had an interactive session with General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), Chief of Army Staff (COAS), according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
While addressing the participants, COAS said: “Armed Forces of Pakistan and its security and intelligence setups have fought the menace of terrorism in an exemplary manner despite sustained and varied support of inimical forces. Success will be ours InshAllah with the continued support of the people of Pakistan.”
COAS emphasised that intelligentsia and civil society have a greater responsibility to ensure that our people, especially youth stay aware and steadfast against the hostile propaganda onslaught being launched through soft offensive against the state institutions of Pakistan.
The forum was also apprised of the host of measures being taken to curb activities of the illegal spectrum including smuggling, power theft, narcotics prevalence, border control measures, and repatriation of illegal foreigners from Pakistan.
On the subject of repatriation and deportation of illegal foreigners, COAS expressed: “Safety and security of each Pakistani is of paramount importance which cannot be allowed to be compromised at any cost.”
COAS also highlighted the economic positivity generated by multiple proactive steps, especially SIFC.
COAS concluded: “The army is fully engaged in enabling National and Provincial responses in different domains in step with other institutions of the state for the collective good of the people of Pakistan. We are a resilient nation that has endured the tests of time on its path to achieving peace and stability.”
The National Security Workshop is an annual event at the National Defence University participated by representatives from all segments of society.
The 25th National Security Workshop is being attended by 98 participants including parliamentarians, senior civil and armed forces officers and representatives of civil society.