RAWALPINDI, Aug. 30 (TNS): Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Thursday and assured that the government would provide all resources required to maintain the capability and capacity of the Army, says a press release issued by media wing of the military.
“He said that Pakistan is destined to rise and Inshallah we shall rise staying positively relevant in the comity of nations,” an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said.
The prime minister appreciated the professionalism, operation readiness, contributions and sacrifices of the Pakistan Army in the war against terrorism. Prime Minister Khan said the country was facing both internal and external challenges and these could be overcome with the support of the nation and a cohesive national approach.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa thanked the prime minister for posing confidence in the Army. According to the ISPR press release, “COAS assured that Pakistan Army would Inshallah continue to deliver on the nation’s expectations of defending the motherland at all costs and sacrifices.”
This was Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first visit to the GHQ after assuming office and he was accompanied by federal ministers of defence, foreign affairs, finance, information, state minister for interior and secretary defence.
Prime Minister Khan was presented guard of honour upon his arrival and laid a floural wreath at the Shaudha monument to pay tribute to the martyrs. He was also introduced to all PSOs of the GHQ.
Following this, Prime Minister Imran Khan and the ministers were briefed on the security environment, threat spectrum and response. Updates on Pak Army’s campaign against terrorism, ongoing operation RuF, Karachi situation and Khushal Balochistan program was also given.