Pak army chief visits Gilgit Baltistan, stresses upon troops to be on highest levels of readiness

Islamabad, October 7: Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) on Tuesday and was briefed on latest situation and operational preparedness of Force Command Northern Areas (FCNA) troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC), Express Tribune reported.

Interacting with officers and men, the army chief appreciated their high morale, operational readiness under challenging environment and harsh weather conditions, a statement issued by the military’s inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said as quoted by the report.

According to the report, Bajwa emphasised to “ensure highest levels of readiness for effectively responding to emerging threats”.

Later in Gilgit, General Qamar inaugurated state-of-the art Software Technology Park, an initiative of Special Communication Organisation (SCO).

“The facility will help create environment for research and innovation in the fields of IT and defence communication by honing and harnessing the skills of our brilliant youth,” the statement also said.

It will serve as a trigger for development of cyber industry in the area, it added.


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