ISLAMABAD: Presiding over his first corps commanders' conference on Tuesday, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa made it clear that counterterrorism operations will continue in the country and the army will continue to render full support to all state institutions.
The top general chaired 198th corps commanders' conference at the General Headquarters. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Asif Ghafoor, The forum took comprehensive review of security environment and operational preparedness of the army. The forum also expressed satisfaction on the progress of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and its positive effects on internal security, he added. The COAS said the counterterrorism operations would continue and cleared areas be stabilised. He issued orders to intensify efforts for return of the temporary displaced persons (TDPs) to their homes in Federally Administered Tribal Areas. On January 9, Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and US Forces in Afghanistan General John W Nicholson and General Bajwa visited Miranshah. The visiting general was briefed on Operation Zarb-e-Azb and progress on the socio-economic activities, including return of the TDPs. The COAS congratulated efforts of strategic organisations on successful test fire of Babur-3. Sources told Daily Times that military leadership hailed the performance of military courts and said due to these courts the nation has seen a reduction in terrorism. The conference also added that due to intelligence-based operations Pakistan's overall security situation has improved.