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Corps Commanders’ conference expresses confidence on performance of military courts

RAWALPINDI: A Corps Commanders’ conference on Thursday expressed confidence on performance of military courts, ARY News reported.

However, the forum said, decision for reinstatement of military courts rests with the government.

This should be noted that the matter of extension of military courts has not so far reached a conclusive end after the Pakistan Peoples Party expressed reservations and gave suggestions including extension of military courts for one year rather than two or three years.

Presiding 200th Corps Commanders’ conference at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad (RuF) is a comprehensive across the board operation against terrorists and terrorism and not against any particular race, sect or group.

The conference reviewed geo-strategic and security environment with special focus on internal security, Pak-Afghan border situation and Indian cease fire violations along Line of Control and working boundary, said spokesman of Pakistan armed forces, Director General Inter Services Public Relations Asif Ghafoor.

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The COAS also apprised the participants of the meeting about his visit to UAE and meeting with Qatari leadership which remained successful in making positive progress.

The forum hailed performance of security forces including police, intelligence and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) for effective response to recent terrorist incidents and security arrangements for Pakistan Super League final in Lahore.

The meeting discussed RuF in details. The forum also acknowledged support of Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy in the ongoing operations.

The corps commanders discussed progress of National Action Plan. The forum concluded that through operation RuF implementation of NAP needs to be expedited jointly by respective stakeholders for lasting peace and stability in the country. Dawn leak issue was also discussed on this occasion.

The COAS also informed the participants about discussion during last security conference with government authorities which included phased fencing of Pak-Afghan border, repatriation of Afghan refugees, judicial, police and madrassa and educational institutions reforms and restarting execution of death sentences to terrorists awarded by military courts.

The forum also reviewed Pakistan Army’s support in conducting 6th Housing and Population Census 2017. The Army chief said that Army shall undertake this task as a national service.

The forum concluded that hostile agencies are trying to undo Pakistan’s gains in security and development especially CPEC.

The corps commanders pledged that their design will be defeated through whole of the nation approach. The forum reiterated resolve of Pakistan Army to play its due role towards defence and security of the motherland. Sacrifices made by resilient people of Pakistan and its brave security forces shall not go waste, Insha’Allah.



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