Full spectrum of threat demands comprehensive national response: Army Chief

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RAWALPINDI, June 16 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that full spectrum of threat demands comprehensive national response and Army is fully engaged in enabling that response in coordination with other institutions of the state.
Addressed the participants of National Security and War Course at National Defence University here Friday, he highlighted internal and external challenges to national security and said that terrorism has no religion, sect or ethnicity. Pakistan has fought against this menace indiscriminately and shall root it out through ongoing operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.
He said that terrorism can’t be defeated by closing eyes from one’s own responsibilities and resorting to throwing blames outside as being done by few players in the region.
He said that Pakistan Army is committed to defence and security of the country and shall continue to perform with support of the people of Pakistan.
Earlier, on arrival at NDU, the COAS was received by President NDU Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar.
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