Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa has chaired the 211th Corps Commanders’ Conference held at GHQ, Rawalpindi.

The forum discussed the provision of mandated assistance to Election Commission of Pakistan for the free, fair and transparent conduct of General Elections 2018. 

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has requested the Pakistan Army to deploy 350,000 troops to secure the polling stations as well as the printing presses. 

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, General Bajwa directed that this national duty is performed with utmost responsibility and without losing any focus on defence and internal security challenges in hand.

In the meeting, COAS  also reviewed geo-strategic environment and recent security and other related developments in the region. 

The top army commandos also discussed the progress of operation Radd-ul-Fasaad and socio-economic development in cleared areas with commitment to commitment to achieve lasting peace and stability in those areas.