Terrorism reduced because of Military Courts’ Proceedings, says COAS

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that terrorism in the country has magnificently reduced as a result of military courts’ rulings and proceedings. As per Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided the 198th Corps Commander Conference at the General headquarters HQ), Rawalpindi in which he said the military courts have given the best performance during their tenure.

Responding to an attack by Pakistani Taliban fighters on a military-run Army Public School in Peshawar that killed more than hundred children, lawmakers had amended the constitution in January 2015, which had expired on 31st December, 2016. On the other end, the federal government has also initiated consultations for constitutional amendment to extend the tenure of Military Courts for a period which is agreed by all political parties having representation in the Parliament.

Security environment and operational preparedness of the army were also reviewed comprehensively in the Corps Commanders’ conference today. The participants of the forum expressed satisfaction on the progress of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and its positive effects on internal security. COAS said that Pakistan Army is ready to give a befitting reply to any threat and has enough ability to counter any odd move from the other end. Army will continue to render support to all state institutions working for national security and peace in the country, COAS added.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also directed to continue counter terrorism operations and maintain law and order situation in already cleared areas. Qamar Bajwa also directed to intensify efforts for return of Temporary Displaced Persons. The forum reiterated Pakistan Army’s resolve to be prepared to respond to all types of threats. COAS also congratulated the efforts of strategic organizations on successful test-fire of Babur-3.

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