RAWALPIDI – According to ISPR, the military’s top brass pledged on Wednesday to tighten the noose around the perpetrators and planners of the May 9 attacks.

Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers, and Formation Commanders gathered at General Headquarters (GHQ) for the 81st Formation Commanders Conference, which was presided over by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

While the legal trials of the perpetrators and instigators have begun, the ISPR declared that “it is time that the noose of law is also tightened around the planners and masterminds who mounted the hate-ripened and politically driven rebellion against the state and state institutions to achieve their nefarious design of creating chaos in the country.” The Forum also decided that attempts by any party to block and thwart the complete defeat of hostile forces’ evil plans will be met with stern punishment, the ISPR said.

According to the ISPR, the forum reiterated its firm commitment to seeing that those responsible for defacing martyrs’ monuments, Jinnah House, and attacks on military installations were swiftly brought to justice in accordance with the Pakistan Army Act and Official Secret Act, both of which are extensions of the Pakistani Constitution. This was said while strongly condemning the 9th May incidents.

The military’s top brass was quoted by the ISPR as saying, “In this regard, attempts to create distortions and attempts to take refuge behind imaginary and mirage Human Rights Violations in order to create smoke screens for hiding the ugly faces of all involved, are absolutely futile and do not stand the abundantly collected irrefutable evidences.”

Those who gave their lives for the safety, security, and honour of the nation were honoured at the forum, according to the military’s media wing, including officers and men of the armed services, members of law enforcement, and martyrs from civil society. The State of Pakistan and its Armed Forces, according to the forum, “will always hold martyrs and their families in the highest regard and will continue to honour them and their sacrifices with the utmost respect and dignity,” according to ISPR.

According to the ISPR, participants received briefings on the current security environment, internal and external security problems, and their own operational readiness in response to emerging conventional and non-traditional threats. The ISPR said, “Forum was also briefed on the structural changes and niche technologies being implemented to enhance operational preparedness in addition to up-grading essential logistic infrastructure corresponding to emerging security imperatives.”

According to the COAS, “Pakistan Army will remain committed towards their national obligations of safeguarding territorial integrity and sovereignty” of the nation, the ISPR said. The ISPR said, “The events of May 25th were a clear demonstration of same. The People of Pakistan and their strong bondage with the Armed Forces is and will be vital to all our efforts.

According to the media arm of the military, the forum found that “unfounded and baseless allegations on Law Enforcement Agencies and Security Forces for custodial torture, human rights abuses, and stifling of political activities are meant to mislead the people and malign Armed Forces in order to achieve trivial vested political interests,”

The COAS was quoted by the ISPR as saying that “hostile forces and their enablers have been working hard to create societal division and confusion through fake news and propaganda, but all such designs will continue to be defeated with the full support of the nation.”

The COAS emphasised the need of maintaining high professional and motivational standards while conducting operations and attaining excellence while putting their formations through training. He complimented the commanders for keeping a vigilant eye on the health and strong morale of their troops, who continue to form the backbone of the Army’s operational preparedness.

With the unwavering support of the patriotic people of Pakistan, the forum closed by reaffirming its willingness to make whatever sacrifices required for the security and stability of the nation.

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