The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen. Asim Munir, said on Thursday that the safety and security of every Pakistani citizen is critical and must not be risked “at any cost.”
The military’s public relations department reported that he made these statements during a discussion concerning the expulsion and repatriation of foreign nationals living in Pakistan without authorization during the National Security Workshop.
The authorities threatened to arrest and deport all unauthorized immigrants, including those who are citizens of Afghanistan, if they did not leave Pakistan by the deadline earlier this month.
According to a statement released today by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS met with participants of the National Security Workshop at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
The yearly National Security Workshop is conducted at the National Defence University. It was attended by 98 people, including politicians, prominent civil and military personnel, and civil society groups.
The attendees were briefed on regional and internal security dynamics, as well as the national security environment, according to the ISPR.
It added that the meeting was informed about a variety of actions being used to combat illegal activities such as smuggling, power theft, drugs prevalence, border control measures, and repatriation of illegal aliens from Pakistan.
“Success will be ours InshAllah with the continued support of the people of Pakistan,” he went on to say.
The Committee of the Atomic Scientists (COAS) further said “intelligentsia and civil society have a greater responsibility to ensure that our people, especially youth stay aware and steadfast against hostile propaganda onslaught being launched through soft offensive against the state institutions of Pakistan” .
He also emphasized the “economic positivity” created by a number of proactive initiatives, including the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC).
“The army is fully engaged in enabling National and Provincial responses in various domains in coordination with other state institutions for the collective good of the people of Pakistan.”
“We are a resilient nation that has endured the tests of time on its path to achieving peace and stability,” a number of