COAS lauds Pak athletes’ efforts at Tokyo Olympics

War game exercise promote coordination, greater interoperability amongst all services: CJCSC


Rawalpindi: National sportsmen who represented Pakistan in Tokyo Olympics met General Qamar Javed Bajwa, chief of army staff (COAS). COAS appreciated olympians for their efforts . Your participation in Olympics has inspired Pakistani nation particularly youth. Army has always supported sports. Representing Pakistan at international level is not only honour  for you but it also brings pride to the nation, COAS emphasised. COAS also assured them of Pakistan army’s complete support in their future endeavours.

The national players Mr Arshad Nadeem(Javelin throw) Mr Talha Talib ( weightlifting) Havaldar Muhammad Khalil Akthar( Shooting) and sepoy Gulfam Joseph (shooting ) thanked COAS for interaction and recognition of their  efforts.

His Excellency Mr Heiko Maas, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, overall regional security situation including latest developments in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed. COAS said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Germany and expressed desire for enhanced mutually beneficial bilateral relations.

The German dignitary acknowledged Pakistan’s continuous efforts for peace and stability in the region and thanked the COAS for assistance rendered by Pakistan during evacuations from Kabul.

General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee attended the de-briefing session of war game “SHAMSHEER-E-BAHR-VIII” as Chief Guest at Pakistan Naval Ship Base Jauhar, Karachi today.

Chairman JCSC was given a detailed briefing on the aim and objectives of the exercise.

This exercise was aimed at tri- sevices operational drills and maneuvers against traditional and non-traditional threats with emphasis on improving synergy and jointness in operations at sea in a diverse maritime environment.

Speaking on the occasion, CJCSC highlighted the importance of war games in reviewing military strategy and refining its alignment with national security threats while exploring new concepts. Chairman JCSC asserted that the exercise will promote coordination and greater interoperability amongst all services, thus offsetting any physical threat to territorial integrity.

Chairman JCSC lauded the participants and appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Navy in conducting the successful exercise in a befitting manner.

Earlier, upon arrival Chairman JCSC was received by Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi.

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