Nexus Between Internal Elements, External Forces Stands Exposed: Army Chief

Nexus Between Internal Elements, External Forces Stands Exposed: Army Chief
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Asim Munir has said that the nexus between internal collusive elements and external forces to create instability has amply been exposed to the people of Pakistan.

Gen Asim made the remarks on Monday as he visited Quetta Garrison where he addressed officers of Command & Staff College Quetta, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The military's media affairs wing further quoted the COAS as saying that Pakistan Army, being one of the strongest armies of the world, with the blessings of Allah and undaunted support of proud people of Pakistan, can neither be deterred nor coerced by anyone.

While addressing the officers, Gen Asim stressed upon operational preparedness for conventional, sub-conventional and fifth generation warfare.

COAS said that those who are making futile efforts to drive a wedge and weaken the unbreakable bond between the people of Pakistan and its armed forces will never be able to succeed.

"Armed forces of Pakistan remain perpetually indebted to the valiant and proud people of Pakistan who, through the recent manifestation of their unique love for their armed forces, across the length and breadth of the country, have given a befitting reply to the nefarious designs of the enemy and their collaborators," he remarked.

COAS also visited various welfare schemes for soldiers in Quetta Garrison. He was earlier received by Commander Quetta Corps.

Nearly a week ago, Gen Asim reiterated that the recent attacks on military installations and memorials were "intolerable", and announced that May 25 will now be observed as the Martyrs Day every year.

Riots broke out earlier this month as the supporters of PTI chairman Imran Khan went on a rampage against his arrest from the IHC premises in the Al-Qadir Trust case. As the unrest ensued, the protesters torched government and military installations, and attacked an army vehicle in at least one instance.