Pakistan Army will not allow certain quarters to create division between Army and Pakistani society
Rawalpindi: A meeting of top Pakistan Army officials on Tuesday took notice of the recent criticism directed at the institution on social media and expressed complete confidence in the leadership's "well-considered stance to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law",
According to a statement issued from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the 79th Formation Commanders’ Conference was held at the General Headquarters that was attended by the army's corps commanders, principal staff officers and all formation commanders and presided over by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
"The forum took note of the recent propaganda campaign by some quarters to malign [the] Pakistan Army and create division between the institution and society.
"National security of Pakistan is sacrosanct. Pakistan Army has always stood by the state institutions to guard it and always will, without any compromise," the ISPR statement said.
It added that the forum expressed "complete confidence in the leadership’s well-considered stance to uphold the Constitution and rule of law at all costs".
The ISPR said that the meeting was briefed on the “professional matters, national security challenges and measures being undertaken to counter traditional and non-traditional threats”.
The military’s media wing said that the army chief “expressed satisfaction over operational preparedness of formations and response mechanism to deal with emerging challenges”.
The meeting also paid tribute to the sacrifices of officers and men for the security of borders and the safety of the masses.
“The forum took note of the recent propaganda campaign by some quarters to malign Pakistan Army and create division between the institution and society,” said the ISPR.