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Tuesday Apr 07 2020
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Web Desk

Coronavirus outbreak: We will emerge stronger from this challenge, says Gen Bajwa

By
Web Desk
Gen Bajwa chairs Corps Commanders' Conference via video link. Photo: Screengrab from ISPR video

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said that Pakistan will emerge stronger from the coronavirus challenge, as the number of confirmed cases of the virus crossed the 4,000 mark today. 

The remarks were made by the army chief during the 31st Corps Commanders' Conference held via video link to discuss the impact of the coronavirus. 

"The forum reviewed geo-strategic, regional and national security environment with particular emphasis on latest situation arising from COVID-19. Forum under took comprehensive review of deployment of Pakistan army troops assisting civil administration in aid of civil power across the country," read the ISPR statement. 

During the conference, the army chief directed all commanders to extend maximum assistance in moving critical resources and reaching out to people in far-flung areas including GB, AJ& K, Interior Sindh,and Balochistan.

The army's top brass paid tribute to doctors, paramedics, health care workers and LEAs who were on the forefront to battle the coronavirus. 

The conference also paid tribute to the Kashmiri people who are fighting the pandemic under Indian atrocities and struggling for their just cause of self-determination, said the ISPR. 

"Being a nation with vibrant youth and resilient people ready to share & sacrifice, we will emerge stronger from this challenge, InshaAllah," said the army chief.