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Coronavirus: Pakistan army to Speed up assistance for civilians, Gen Bajwa

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

23rd Mar, 2020. 01:58 am
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COAS Bajwa

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday directed the Pakistan Army to speed up operations to help the civil administration in the wake of coronavirus outbreak the country as we struggles to halt the rapidly spreading coronavirus.

A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief said every Pakistani must follow guidelines given by the government and health departments to make an ongoing national effort a success.

“Every precautionary measure counts. Let’s be a responsible citizen at an individual level first and in turn assist authorities for safety and protection at a collective level,” the statement quoted him as saying. “Nothing can defeat a responsible and determined nation, as displayed by China. Pakistan Army being part of national effort shall serve and protect the nation as a sacred duty,” it states.

The army chief said the country shall succeed by following self-discipline, cooperating, reinforcing each other and thereby synergising various efforts. Protecting oneself was the foundation for the nation’s collective protection against the pandemic, he added.


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