RAWALPINDI     -    Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednes­day expressed satisfac­tion over operational preparedness of forma­tions and directed them to maintain strict vig­il to guard against any threat.

While chairing 251st Corps Commanders’ Conference here at GHQ in Rawalpindi, he direct­ed that all formations must leave no stone un­turned to take action against terrorists in coor­dination with other Law Enforcement Agencies.

The forum undertook a comprehensive re­view of security envi­ronment with special focus on situation along the borders, internal security and other pro­fessional matters of the Army. It resolved that re­surgence of terrorism will not be tolerated. The fo­rum was also briefed in de­tail on external and internal security situation with par­ticular focus on flood situa­tion and ongoing relief ef­forts being undertaken by Army formations across the country. The Corps Com­manders expressed soli­darity with flood victims who are braving great dif­ficulties and resolved to ex­tend maximum assistance for their relief and reha­bilitation. General Qamar Javed Bajwa commended formations for reaching out people in distress and help­ing them to mitigate their sufferings. He praised Army doctors and paramedics for provision of emergen­cy medical care to flood af­fectees particularly chil­dren and women including measures to check spread of diseases in flood-hit ar­eas. The army chief also ap­preciated Army Engineers and FWO for restoring ac­cessibility of critical routes and communication infra­structure on emergency ba­sis. He directed formations to focus on relief, rehabili­tation, reconstruction and help restore routine life in flood affected areas.