MILITARY DISMISSES ‘UNWARRANTED CRITICISM’ OF NEW OPERATION

Army chief General Syed Asim Munir presides over 265th Corps Commanders’ Conference (CCC) at GHQ on July 5, 2024. — ISPR

The top military brass on Friday denounced the undue criticism against the newly launched anti-terrorism operation, Azm-e-Istehkam, stating that the “vision” being misrepresented deliberately for “vested interests”.The statement came after 265th Corps Commanders’ Conference (CCC) held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir in chair, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).It said the forum undertook a comprehensive review of internal and external security situation of the country and had detailed discussion on various aspects of “Azm-e-Istehkam”.The military’s media wing said new operation is aimed at harnessing the national counter terrorism efforts in a synchronised manner to dismantle the nexus of terrorism and illegal spectrum in the country for enduring stability and economic prosperity. “Forum noted with concern the unwarranted criticism by some quarters and deliberate misrepresentation of the vision, only for furthering their vested interests,” said the ISPR. More to follow…

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