RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said Pakistan Army as organ of the state would continue to support national institutions as and when asked as per the constitution.
“While Pak Armed Forces are fully prepared to thwart all threats, continuous cohesion of national stakeholders on key national issues is essential to defeat inimical forces,” General Qamar Javed Bajwa said during Corps Commanders Conference at General Headquarters, Rawalpindi.
The conference reviewed geo strategic and national security environment. Internal security and security situation along eastern border, the Line of Control and the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir were also discussed on this occasion.
The commanders expressed firm resolve to defend the country against full spectrum threat.
“We have attained better internal security and stability through cohesive national efforts and sacrifices rendered by Pakistan Armed Forces, all national institutions and above all the nation. We shall not let it reverse to suit any vested agenda at any cost,” said the army chief.
Pointing towards the ongoing sit-in protest in Islamabad on Nov 2, spokesperson of Pakistan armed forces, Major General Asif Ghafoor had said that the military would not allow any effort to harm the national stability and support the government within the ambit of the constitution.
“Pakistan Army is a national and impartial institution, which believes in the supremacy of the constitution and law and always supports democratically elected government, not any single party,” Radio Pakistan had quoted Asif Ghafoor as saying while talking to a private news channel, hours after Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman had asked the “state institution” to stop supporting the “illegitimate government”.
The Army spokesman had said tension persisted on the Line of Control and Indian repression was going on in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.