Pakistan has defeated terrorism, now in consolidation phase: Gen Qamar Bajwa

Published December 29, 2016
COAS General  Qamar Javed Bajwa with participants of  Pak Jordan Joint exercise Fajr Ul Sharq 1  during his visit to Attock on Thursday.—ISPR
COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa with participants of Pak Jordan Joint exercise Fajr Ul Sharq 1 during his visit to Attock on Thursday.—ISPR

Chief of Armed Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday stated that Pakistan has successfully defeated terrorism and is now in consolidation phase.

He was speaking after inspecting a Pakistan-Jordan joint military exercise, “Fajr-ul-Sharq 1”, near Attock, according to a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations.

'Fajr-ul-Sharq 1' is a two-week joint counterterrorism training program that seeks to share the experiences of both armies.

Gen Bajwa said that the nature and character of war has changed, with direct conflict now becoming a less preferred means of waging war.

"Pakistan's armed forces are fully trained and ready for response to [the] full spectrum [of] threats, [and] our achievements in counter terrorism operations are being taken as successful case studies," he said.

The COAS also said that conducting joint exercises helps improve the army's professional expertise in conducting counterterrorism operations.

Such engagements are a source of mutual sharing, learning and benefit, Gen Bajwa added.

He also thanked the Jordanian Army and their contingent for their participation in the first collaboration between the special forces of the two countries and expressed his desire to continue the engagement.

The COAS also congratulated the participants on the successful conduct of the exercise and appreciated the professional competence displayed by the troops.

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