RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has urged army troops to reach out to people particularly those affected by coronavirus pandemic for bringing comfort in this hour of distress.
Speaking with troops, who were busy in the relief activities in Kohat, he pledged that Pakistan Army would continue assisting other institutions in fighting against COVID-19.
The Army Chief was given a detailed briefing on operational preparedness, prevailing security situation including border security measures along Pak-Afghan Border.
He also appreciated officers and jawans for operational readiness, continued vigilance and high morale.
On Mar 23, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar had announced that Army officers and soldiers would donate money for the cause of coronavirus in Pakistan.
“Army chief will donate his one month salary, officers from brigadier to lieutenant general will donate three days’ salary, officers up to colonel rank will donate two days’ salary and soldiers and Junior Commissioned Officers have decided to give one day’s salary to fight this plague,” Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar had said while addressing a press conference regarding coronavirus pandemic.
He had said it was time to take hard decisions at common, individual and societal level as the outbreak of coronavirus could be coped with national cohesion and integration.
Addressing the media briefing in Rawalpindi, he had said the armed forces of Pakistan were aware of their role and were standing besides the nation to contain the threat of COVID-19.