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

Published Dec 29, 2016 07:28pm

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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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KHALID YOUSAFZAI (UK) Dec 29, 2016 07:32pm

but who will defeat the corrupt politicians of Pakistan, they are more dangerous than TALIBANS and the ISIS.

zak Dec 29, 2016 07:38pm

well done. Pakistan is making its mark as the stalwart of the south Asia region. While we progress, others in the region spew in hate.

zak Dec 29, 2016 07:39pm

@KHALID YOUSAFZAI (UK) They will be dealt with by the people of Pakistan, sooner or later.

faisal Dec 29, 2016 07:50pm

@zak Agreed.

Jamil Dec 29, 2016 08:05pm

@zak Only if the mandate of the people of Pakistan is respected and not manipulated through rigged elections

Secular Pathan Dec 29, 2016 08:08pm

But radicalisation is strong in society. sectarianism intolerance and bigotry is at an all time high

Citizen of karachi Dec 29, 2016 08:23pm

No doubt. Pak Army success will be the part of COIN curriculum of armed forces of the world.

Meraj khan Dec 29, 2016 08:37pm

Long live ISI and long live Pakistan Armed Forces.

alien Dec 29, 2016 08:41pm

It's too early to make this kind of statement ..

INDOREE03 Dec 29, 2016 08:47pm

Are you serious?

onlineshenanigans Dec 29, 2016 09:30pm

@zak sounds scary

Bishmullaah Dec 29, 2016 10:01pm

This must bring tons of American dollars from America. Good job general.

hanif Dec 29, 2016 10:59pm

Not Really, they will come back, because the top corrupt politicians and supporters are still out and no one has guts to arrest them, you can only capture people at the bottom, that will not solve the problem. So much politics, I can't believe it, no one is trying to tackle the problem they way they should. So sad

Talha Dec 29, 2016 11:09pm

Love you pak army. God bless pakistan

Talha Dec 29, 2016 11:14pm

Please now defeat corruption

javed Dec 29, 2016 11:31pm

@alien how I wish more people would carry sane heads on their shoulders like you.

Hamaad Dec 30, 2016 12:30am

Great continuation of legacy of General Raheel Sharif

Average Joe Dec 30, 2016 01:13am

"Pakistan has defeated terrorism". Really?

Mujahid Dec 30, 2016 01:46am

@KHALID YOUSAFZAI (UK) True...

Asif Dec 30, 2016 04:29am

Not true!!.