National interest always supreme: army top brass

ISLAMABAD: The 208th Corps Commanders’ Conference on Wednesday maintained that national interest would always be kept at premium while cooperating with all other stakeholders for peace and stability in region. The meeting was held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) under the chair of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The forum reviewed geo-strategic and security environment, especially in the context of US security-related policies for the region, said a statement issued here by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Progress of operation Radd-ul-Fasaad and increased Indian ceasefire violations were also discussed. Indian ceasefire violations are detrimental to peace, however any Indian misadventure will be responded effectively, the ISPR statement said.

Published in Daily Times, February 8th 2018.