Armed forces reaffirm commitment to ‘respond to entire spectrum’ of regional threat
The armed forces of the country reaffirmed on Wednesday that they are ready to “respond to the entire spectrum of threat” emanating in the region, said the military’s media wing.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that a meeting of the chairman joint chiefs of staff committee (CJCSC) and all service chiefs was held at the Joint Staff Headquarters (JSHQ) to discuss the defence and security environment.
The meeting was chaired by CJCSC General Nadeem Raza which was attended by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu.
The military’s media wing shared that the meeting discussed multiple security-related issues “including fast-paced developments in the realm of strategic and conventional policies”. The importance of peace in Afghanistan for sustainable development in the region, the shared challenges faced, the work plan of the tri-services and operational preparedness of the armed force was also discussed.
All the services chiefs expressed “complete satisfaction and full confidence” in the readiness of the country’s defence forces.
“The participants also reaffirmed the resolve of the Armed Forces to respond to the entire spectrum of threat in the most befitting manner in line with a comprehensive security strategy,” said the statement. The officials also paid tribute to the sacrifices of the security forces in the fight against terrorism.
JSHQ is functioning with a national perspective that seeks to preserve, protect and promote Pakistan’s defence and national security,” said Gen Raza. The jointness of the Pakistan armed forces in meeting all defence and security challenges was also lauded by the CJCSC.
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