Corps commanders vow to strengthen institutions, ensure rule of law


RAWALPINDI Oct 3 (TNS): Pakistan’s corps commanders vowed on Tuesday to strengthen the country’s institutions and ensure rule of law during a ‘special’ meeting, sources informed.

The meeting, which continued for seven hours, was held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

The corps commanders also said that complete cooperation will be made to ensure rule of law along with strengthening of institutions and system.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa had summoned the meeting Monday night.

The army’s top commanders exchanged their views over current challenges faced by the country as well as country’s internal situation and the recent visit of the army chief to Kabul.

On Sunday, the army chief discussed regional security, among other issues, with President Ashraf Ghani during his day-long visit to Kabul.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said both sides reviewed the prevailing security environment in the region and the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

The army chief offered Pakistan’s complete support in achieving shared interests in the war against terrorism, including training and capacity building of the Afghan security forces.

Meanwhile, at the last corps commanders’ conference on September 7, the forum discussed internal and external security situation of the country and progress of operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

That was the first meeting of the army’s top commanders after US President Donald Trump announced his new South Asia policy on August 22.

Since then, Pakistan has taken a strong stance against the ‘anti-Pakistan’ policy, with the military leadership holding several meetings with the civilian government.