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PM assures COAS to provide all necessary resources to maintain armed forces capacity

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan assured the army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday that the government would provide all necessary resources to maintain the capability and capacity of the armed forces, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The country’s premier visited the General Headquarters (GHQ) where he was apprised by the the army chief on the progress on the war on terror and internal security matters,
The premier was received by Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on arrival.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived to visit the GHQ. Received on arrival by the COAS.
PM Imran was briefed on defence, internal security and other professional matters,” said the ISPR tweet.
PM Imran lauded the contributions and sacrifices made by the Pakistani army in the war against terrorism, he is quoted as saying in the meeting.
“Pakistan Army shall In Shaa Allah continue to deliver on nation’s expectations of defending the motherland at all costs and sacrifices”, COAS.
“Pakistan is facing external and internal challenges but with support of the nation and through a cohesive national approach, we shall successfully overcome these,” he added.
While the army chief doubled down on the Pakistan army’s role in living up to the expectations of its citizens, adding that ” they would defend the motherland at all costs”.
PM Imran was accompanied by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Minister of State for Interior Shaheryar Afridi.
Agencies add:
Upon arrival, the Prime Minister was presented Guard of Honor by a smartly turned out guard.
The Prime Minister laid floral wreath at the Shuhada monument to pay tribute to the martyrs. The Prime Minister was introduced to all Principal Staff Officers.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and the ministers were given detailed briefings on security environment, threat spectrum and response.
Updates on Pakistan Army’s campaign against terrorism, ongoing operation Raddul Fasaad, Karachi situation and Khushal Balochistan program were also given.
The Prime Minister greatly appreciated professionalism, operational preparedness and contributions and sacrifices of
Pakistan Army in war against terrorism.
He said Pakistan is facing external and internal challenges but with support of nation and through a cohesive national approach, we shall successfully overcome these.
He said that Pakistan is destined to rise and we shall rise staying positively relevant in the comity of nations.
The Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa thanked Prime Minister for his visit and posing confidence in the army.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa assured that Pakistan Army will continue to deliver on nation’s expectations of defending the motherland at all costs and sacrifices.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has termed the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the GHQ wonderful.
In a tweet, the Information Minister said the Prime Minister and members of the cabinet were proud to meet command of the world’s best army.
He said a detailed briefing in GHQ was of great value.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said with close coordination and cooperation amongst all institutions, we shall overcome all challenges confronting Pakistan.