Army top brass praises NCOC’s efforts against COVID-19 pandemic

military leadership

RAWALPINDI: The Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) has appreciated the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) for its efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the JCSC meeting to review the country’s COVID-19 situation was held at the Joint Staff Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

The chairman of JCSC General Nadeem Raza presided over the meeting, while it was attended by several top military officials, including the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi and senior officers from the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Defence Production, and tri-services.

General Bajwa said Pakistan is one of the seven countries in the world to overcome the pandemic. He paid glowing tribute to the healthcare workers who take care of patients despite being exposed to numerous infections.

Besides the coronavirus situation, the forum also shed light on matters related to the military, including the emerging regional geostrategic environment of the country, the fast-paced developments in the realm of strategic and conventional policies and doctrines, and the operational preparedness of the Armed Forces. 

The participants also discussed the situation of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ & K) and reiterated that Pakistan will continue to provide an all-out diplomatic, moral, and political support to the brave people of Kashmir in their struggle to get justice and their right to self-determination in line with United Nations Security Council resolutions.

The forum also reaffirmed the resolve of the Armed Forces to respond to the entire spectrum of threat in the most befitting manner following a comprehensive security strategy. The participants lauded the sacrifices of security agencies in their fight against terrorism.  

At the end of the meeting, chairman JCSC lauded the jointness of the Pakistan Armed Forces in meeting all defense and security challenges.

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