Military’s top brass vows to pursue goals set by NSC to eliminate terrorism. ISPR
It resolves to shoulder its constitutionally mandated responsibilities with public support
RAWALPINDI (Dunya News)
Pakistan Army on Saturday vowed to eliminate the menace of terrorism and extremisms through “whole-of-the-system approach,” the military’s media wing said as the country witnessed uptick in terror attacks since the TTP unilaterally withdrew from the ceasefire truce.
The statement comes a day after the military leadership briefed the members of National Assembly on security situation during an in-camera session.
Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir presided the 257th Corps Commanders’ Conference held at the General Headquarters (GHQ), according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). The forum reviewed domestic and regional environment including external and internal security challenges Pakistan confronts.
The forum affirmed that military leadership was cognisant of the full spectrum of the challenges and it resolves to shoulder its constitutionally mandated responsibilities with support of the resilient people of Pakistan.
The forum reiterated the commitment of the armed forces to fully support national responses against internal & external threats. It highlighted that while security forces are undertaking intelligence-based operations in areas along western border, there was a need to adopt a whole of the nation and whole of the government approach to eradicate the menace of terrorism on long term basis.
“This focused Counter Terrorism campaign against terrorists as approved by the Government, through whole of the system approach will lead towards eradicating permissive factors of terrorism, extremism and instability in the country,” reads the statement.
The forum expressed its assurance to pursue the goals set by the National Security Committee (NSC) to turn the tide against terrorism through the coordinated application of all elements of national power.