Prime Minister Imran Khan along with Federal Ministers of Defence, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, State Minister of Interior and Secretary Defence visited GHQ on August 30, 2018.
Upon arrival, a smartly turned out contingent presented guard of honour to the PM. The PM laid floral wreath at the shuhada monument to pay tribute to the martyrs. He was also introduced to all PSOs of the GHQ.
PM and the ministers were given detailed briefings on security environment, threat spectrum and response. Updates on Pakistan Army’s campaign against terrorism, ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, Karachi situation and Khushal Balochistan program were also provided.
The PM greatly appreciated professionalism, operational readiness, as well as contributions and sacrifices of Pakistan Army in the war against terrorism. He said that ‘Pakistan is facing external and internal challenges but with support of the nation and through a cohesive national approach, we shall successfully overcome these’. PM provided assurance that the Government shall provide all resources required to maintain capability and capacity of the Army. He further stated that ‘Pakistan is destined to rise and we shall rise, staying positively relevant in the comity of nations’.
COAS thanked the PM for his visit and reposing confidence in the Army. He assured that Pakistan Army shall continue to deliver on nation’s expectations of defending the motherland at all costs and sacrifices.