Pak Army can’t be complacent in its preparations coping threats, says COAS



Monitoring Desk

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa has said that Pakistan Army cannot be complacent in its preparations for a response to conventional threats.
He was speaking in Bahawalpur, where he witnessed the winter collective training exercise of mechanised formation, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Wednesday.
Commander Bahawalpur Corps Lt Gen Sher Afgun briefed Gen Qamar on training of the troops for assigned operational tasks.
The COAS appreciated “high standards of training and professional skills displayed by the formation”.
Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday witnessed the colorful concluding ceremony of Army Band Competition 2017 at Fortress Stadium Lahore.

Bands of 15 Regimental Centres, 19 Infantry Battalions including buglers and trumpeters from Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) participated in the event, an Inter-Services Public Relations statement said. A large number of serving and retired military officials and civilians attended the ceremony.
The COAS distributed prizes among the position-holders. Frontier Force Regimental Centre clinched the President’s Military Brass Band Trophy of Pakistan Army Band 2017 competition. Arty Regimental Centre was the runner-up, while Army Services Corps Centre secured third place.
Speaking on the occasion, the COAS congratulated the winners and appreciated their skills. Adjutant General Pakistan Army Lieutenant General Anwar Ali Hyder was also present on the occasion.