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Corps Commanders Convention: Navy prime brass vows to come back as much as public expectations

RAWALPINDI: The highest navy brass on Wednesday resolved to battle in opposition to terrorism with none distinction and remove the menace as per the aspirations of the folks of Pakistan.

The 2-day Corps Commanders Convention, presided over by Military Chief Basic Syed Asim Munir, took a “complete evaluation {of professional} and organisational issues” of the safety scenario and preparedness of the armed forces.

“The military prime brass reiterated the resolve to battle in opposition to terrorists with none distinction and remove this menace as per the aspirations of individuals of the Pakistan,” learn an announcement issued by the Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR).

This was the second corps commanders convention presided over by Gen Asim however the navy’s media wing didn’t situation any assertion after the primary assembly he chaired quickly after being appointed as the military chief.

Although assertion of the 254th corps commanders convention was temporary and confined strictly to skilled issues, it clearly signifies the brand new method below Gen Asim Munir.

Although no additional particulars have been obtainable, it’s understood the highest brass mentioned and reviewed the interior safety with give attention to the spike in terrorist assaults.

As many as 420 terrorist assaults came about for the reason that Afghan Taliban returned to energy in August final yr. Within the final three months alone, the banned TTP claimed accountability for 141 assaults. Final week a suicide assault occurred in Islamabad. It was the primary such incident since 2014, elevating specter of one other wave of terrorism.

Islamabad’s safety has since been placed on a excessive alert with sure diplomatic missions issuing advisories asking their nationals to ban their motion.

The US, UK, Australia and Saudi Arabia have suggested their respective residents to keep away from visiting a 5 star Resort within the capital as a result of a doable risk of a terrorist assault. The lodge got here below one of many worst terrorist assaults in September 2008 when a dumper laden with explosives struck in entrance of the luxurious lodge positioned in a excessive safety zone.

The safety scenario, however, has improved considerably as terrorist assaults in Islamabad have been uncommon in recent times.

The rise in TTP sponsored assaults has compelled the civil and navy authorities to evaluation the technique pursued by earlier dispensation.

A gathering of the high-powered Nationwide Safety Committee (NSC) is anticipated to happen quickly to take a call on this connection.



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