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Military vows to play role in GDP growth by launching drive against black economy

"Inimical propagandists' to be further humiliated by desperate attempts to create wedge with public," army says

By Web Desk
September 07, 2023

The army on Thursday reiterated its commitment to support the socioeconomic growth of the country by launching a drive against illegal activities and black economy, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. 

The pledge came during 259th Corps Commanders' Conference (CCC) presided by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir at the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi.

"Forum reiterated to continue full support of ongoing efforts in uplifting the socioeconomic growth under the umbrella of Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) and wholeheartedly assisting the government in curbing all illegal activities which hamper economic stability, growth and investors' confidence," the military's media wing stated. 

The forum paid rich tribute to the supreme sacrifices of the martyrs of the armed forces, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and citizens who laid their lives for the safety, security and territorial integrity of the country.

It offered fateha for the martyrs and reiterated that the country and its army will continue to honour them with utmost respect and dignity. It also appreciated the commemoration of Defence and Martyrs Day on September 6 September across the country.

The participants of the conference reiterated Pakistan Army's resolve to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country against all kinds of direct and indirect threats.

During the meeting, Gen Munir stressed on maintaining high standards of professionalism and motivation during operations and achieving excellence during training of the formations.

He commended the commanders for their constant focus on the wellbeing of soldiers and maintenance of morale which constituted the foundation of army's operational readiness.

Meanwhile, the military top brass reaffirmed that the "inimical propagandists" will face more humiliation through their desperate attempts to cause a "wedge" between the state institutions and public.

"Forum re-affirmed that inimical propagandists' desperate attempts to cause wedge between the state institutions and public are indicative of their mounting desperation and will only result into more humiliation of such elements, InshaAllah," the ISPR said. 

The participants of the meeting were briefed on the prevalent geo-strategic environment, challenges to national security and the army's strategy in response to the evolving threat.

The military top brass emphasised the need for speedy development of economic potential of newly merged districts and border districts of Balochistan for sustainable peace and growth.

It also resolved to deal with the terrorists, their facilitators and abettors, working on the behest of hostile forces to destabilise Pakistan with the "full might of the state".