KARACHI - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday called for making all-out efforts to consolidate gains made so far during the operations against terrorists and eliminate them along with their sleeper cells.

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COAS Bajwa visited Corps and Rangers Headquarters where he was given a detailed briefing about operational preparedness of the formation and security situation in Sindh, particularly in Karachi. Overall accomplishments of the operation and the way forward remained the focus of the briefing.

The COAS commended the army, Rangers, law-enforcement and Intelligence agencies for a noticeable improvement in the law and order situation.

“Karachi is an economic hub of the country and security in the metropolitan has a direct bearing on overall business climate and economic activity of the entire country,” General Bajwa said in a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). He said all-out efforts would be made to consolidate gains made so far during the anti-terror operation and indiscriminately eliminate remnants of terrorists with their sleeper cells.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa particularly lauded support and sacrifices of the people of Karachi in this journey towards peace. He said gains of the operations would not be allowed to be reversed, adding the operations would continue till the attainment of a sustainable peace.

He directed concerted efforts of all military and civil intelligence agencies for optimum effects to pre-empt potential threats to peace of Karachi. The COAS said Pakistan Army would provide all necessary assistance to the provincial government for capacity building and training of LEAs for a long-term effectiveness against organized crime and enduring peace for the city.

Earlier, he was briefed in detail about the operation and security issues by the Karachi Corps Commander and DG Rangers Sindh. The COAS also visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah where he laid floral wreath and offered fateha.

MAJ-GEN SAEED APPOINTED SINDH RANGERS DG

Monitoring Desk adds: Major General Mohammad Saeed has been appointed as director general of Sindh Rangers, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday.

The statement added that Major General Nadeem Anjum has been appointed as inspector general of Frontier Corps in Balochistan.

Both Mohammad Saeed and Nadeem Anjum were promoted to Major General from the rank of Brigadier in January 2016.

Saeed will be replacing Lt-Gen Bilal Akbar, who was appointed as Chief of General Staff. Bilal Akbar had been serving as DG Rangers Sindh since August 2014.