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Army resolves to defeat vested efforts towards engineering of despondency

Formation Commanders Conference resolves to support govt’s initiatives in various domains for sustainable recovery of economy
Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir presides over the Formation Commanders Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on November 23, 2023. Screengrab via ISPR
Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir presides over the Formation Commanders Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on November 23, 2023. Screengrab via ISPR

The army resolved on Thursday to resolved that vested efforts towards the “engineering of despondency” would be defeated through perseverance and continued positive actions.

The resolve was expressed during the Formation Commanders Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, where the military leadership resolved to “fully support” the government’s initiatives in various domains for sustainable recovery of the economy and curbing illegal activities including smuggling, hoarding, electricity theft, implementation of one document regime, dignified repatriation of illegal foreigners and safeguarding of national database etc, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations.

The development comes amid the caretaker government’s ongoing steps to revive the economy and curb illegal activities.

In a statement, the military’s media wing said that Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir presided over the conference, which was attended by corps commanders, principal staff officers, and all formation commanders of the Pakistan Army.

The forum paid tribute to the supreme sacrifices of martyrs including officers and men of the armed forces, law enforcement agencies, and Pakistani citizens.

Army men briefed the participants on professional matters, national security challenges and measures being undertaken to counter traditional and non-traditional security threats.

The forum took a holistic view of the ongoing counter-terrorism operations and resolved that all terrorists, their facilitators and abettors, working on the behest of hostile forces to destabilise Pakistan will be dealt with full might of the state.

COAS Munir expressed satisfaction over operational preparedness and high standards of training and morale maintained by formations to deal with the emerging threat paradigm.

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The forum expressed “unequivocal diplomatic, moral and political support to the people of Palestine and reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance supporting the two-state solution, based on pre-1967 borders with Al Quds Al Sharif as the capital of Palestine.”

The participants also expressed concerns over continued repression of Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and condemned the unabated human rights violations by Indian forces. The forum reaffirmed that Pakistan shall continue to support Kashmiris politically, diplomatically and morally. The Participants stressed that the “only solution to the issue lies in providing the right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir according to relevant UNSC resolution.”

“The forum noted that despite challenges, recent months have witnessed an increasing sense of stability, certainty and optimism across Pakistan and resolved that vested efforts towards engineering of despondency will be defeated through perseverance and continued positive actions, with the support of the people of Pakistan, InshaAllah,” it said.

“The participants affirmed that Pakistan Army will continue defending and serving the nation in every possible way; in our journey towards enduring stability and security,” it said and the forum urged the people to stay determined and united.

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