Nation & government’s Joint stand required to eliminate terrorism, ISPR

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The nation and the government need to take a joint stand for the complete elimination of terrorism, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said in a statement.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir presided over the 257th Corps Commanders’ Conference in Islamabad, according to the ISPR.

ISPR said that the military leadership was fully aware of the challenges being faced and the military leadership was resolved to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities with the cooperation of the people.

“The armed forces are always ready to respond to internal and external threats,” the ISPR said in a statement.

The ISPR further said that the nation and the government needed to take a joint stand for the complete elimination of terrorism.

According to the ISPR, the forum assured full commitment to achieve the goals set by the National Security Committee.

General Syed Asim Munir, COAS presided the 257th Corps Commanders’ Conference held at GHQ today. The forum reviewed domestic and regional environment including external and internal security challenges Pakistan confronts.

The forum affirmed that military leadership is cognizant 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.

The forum expressed its assurance to pursue the goals set by NSC to turn the tide against terrorism through the coordinated application of all elements of national power.