Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has emphasised to guard effectively against hybrid threats in view of the latest developments in the region and the need to respond collectively with the whole of nation approach, the military said in a statement.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief visited the Corps Headquarters Karachi on Monday and was given a detailed briefing on operational preparedness, training regime and administrative matters of the corps.
Gen Qamar was apprised of the prevalent internal security situation in the province especially, the army and Pakistan Rangers’ efforts to assist other law enforcement agencies in maintaining law and order, the statement added.
The COAS was also briefed on multifaceted assistance being rendered by the army for the implementation of the Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP) – a critical mega initiative underway to uplift Pakistan’s biggest metropolis, Karachi – through various developmental projects in the aftermath of Karachi urban flooding in August last year.
He appreciated Karachi Corps for all-out support to civil administration ensuring timely and efficient action on key projects of the KTP.
The army chief also visited Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School Karachi, an initiative of Zindagi Trust. He praised the school administration for providing state of the art facilities and a high standard of education for underprivileged girl students at par with any modern education system of the day.
Later, the COAS interacted with families of martyrs of army, Pakistan Rangers Sindh, other LEAs including intelligence, Sindh Police, ANF and ASF. Gen Qamar spent time with them and inquired about their well being. He also directed the formation to take all necessary measures for the welfare of martyrs’ families.
Earlier on arrival, the army chief was received by Commander Karachi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum.