Full spectrum of threat demands national response, says Army chief

Source:  ARY News Published in Current Affairs on Tuesday, May 08, 2018

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said full spectrum of threat demanded comprehensive national response and Army was fully engaged in enabling that response in coordination with other institutions of the state.

“Terrorism has no religion, sect or ethnicity. Pakistan has fought against this menace indiscriminately and shall root it out through whole of the nation approach,” he said while addressing the participants of Second National Security Workshop Balochistan organized by Southern Command in collaboration with the government of Balochistan.

Two week long workshop was aimed at creating understanding about critical national security issues, capacity building for timely decision making and enabling the participants to comprehend interplay of all elements of national power in the construct of ‘Comprehensive National Security’.

Members of national and Balochistan provincial assemblies, media representatives and civil services officers attended the workshop.

Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa on this occasion accompanied the army chief.