KARACHI: Marking his first meeting as the new army chief, the corps commanders vowed to combat the growing terrorism in the country. The conference began on Tuesday for two days and was led by Syed Asim Munir, Chief of Army Staff.
The corps commanders at their monthly conference at the General Headquarters pledged to fight against terrorism “without any distinction and eliminate this menace as per the aspirations of the people of Pakistan.”
The rise in the terrorist events in Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the gruesome suicide bombing incident that happened in Islamabad last Friday highlights the rising militancy problem which has contributed towards political instability and adversely impacted the economy.
Since Taliban took control in Afghanistan more than 400 terrorist attacks took place. Due to that the federal capital has been put on high security alert.
More than a hundred attacks were claimed by the Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP), operating from Afghanistan and targeted at the security forces. It was discussed that both TTP and insurgency in Baluchistan have combined as a duo, in making the situation more complicated. The reason, TTP is having many attacks is also due to the nexus of both organization.
Analysts are criticizing army for not being able to control the escalating incidents and have also indicated the rise in terrorism for the next year. The counter-terrorism could be the top next most functional responsibility of the state.
The incumbent COAS has visited western borders and had called for an end to the terrorism. Apart from this, professional and organization matters were also discussed in the meeting, in addition to reconstructing the deployment position.
Moreover, the army also decided to stay away from any political matters of the country, therefore economy matters were not largely discussed in the meeting. Furthermore, the statement had no other regional and external discussion matter related to India and Afghanistan.
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