COAS stresses need for efforts to pursue National Action Plan


—Photo source: The Nation

KARACHI: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Pakistan Army has much improved security situation on the internal front and the challenges to the state’s writ have been defeated.

He was addressing a seminar on Interplay of Economy and Security under the arrangement of Inter Services Public Relations.

He said security and economy are interlinked with each other and we have to continuously ensure a viable balance between economy and security. He said only by this way we will arrive at a future that ensures sustained peace and happiness for our people.

The Army Chief said we need a comprehensive effort to pursue National Action Plan and remove vulnerabilities well before they turn into threats. Many of the planned measures will contribute directly to the economic and even political stability of the country.

He said due to dedication and sustained hard work of Army and other law enforcement agencies the improvements in security environment have started to pay off.

He said peace in Karachi has been our top priority and we have worked very hard to restore peace and now hope that economic activity will return at a fast pace.

The Army Chief said we are making a deliberate and concerted effort to pacify the western border through a multitude of diplomatic, military and economic initiative.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan has also expressed and demonstrated its genuine desire to have normal and peaceful relations with India

He said Pakistan is a strategically challenged state and external actors are attempting to assert control and dictate our security priorities that have strong linkages with our economic future.—Radio Pakistan