KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Corps Headquarters Karachi today (Monday), says a statement released by ISPR. COAS was given detailed update on operational preparedness, training regime and administrative matters of the corps.
Gen Bajwa was apprised on prevalent internal security situation in the province, especially Army and Pakistan Rangers’ efforts to assist other law enforcement agencies in maintaining law and order. COAS emphasised the need to guard effectively against hybrid threats in view of latest developments in the region and the need to respond collectively with the whole of nation approach.
COAS was also briefed on multifaceted assistance being rendered by Army for implementation of Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP), a critical mega initiative under way to uplift Pakistan’s biggest metropolis through various developmental projects in the aftermath of last year’s urban flooding in the city.
Gen Bajwa appreciated Karachi Corps for all-out support to civil administration ensuring timely and efficient action on key projects of KTP. COAS also visited Khatoon-i-Pakistan Government Girls School, an initiative of Zindagi Trust. He praised school administration for providing state of the art facilities and high standard of education for underprivileged girl students at par with any modern education system.
Later, COAS also interacted with families of martyrs of Army, Pakistan Rangers Sindh, other LEAs including intelligence, Sindh police, ANF and ASF. He spent time with them and inquired about their well-being. Gen Bajwa dir ected the formation to take all necessary measures for welfare of martyrs’ families.
Earlier on arrival, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum, Commander Karachi Corps, the statement concludes.
Published in Dawn, September 14th, 2021