President, COAS discuss regional developments and matters of national security

Pakistan-Kazakhstan third Joint Military Exercise ‘Dostarym III’ commences at NCTC

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RAWALPINDI, President of Pakistan Doctor Arif Alvi visited GHQ today . Upon arrival, the President was received by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. President was presented Guard of Honour. President laid floral wreath at Martyrs Monument and offered fateha

President and COAS discussed regional developments and matters of national security. President was apprised on operational preparedness of Pakistan Army. A briefing on cyber security was also given by Communication & Information Technology Branch. President acknowledged unparalleled contribution and sacrifices rendered by Pakistan Army towards external and internal security of Pakistan. He also commended Army’s prowess in the field of Information Technology and coordination mechanisms with other services / stakeholders. ISPR also reported, the third Pakistan-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise “Dostarym III” commenced on Wednesday after opening ceremony held at National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC), Pabbi.

The exercise was aimed to develop and bolster coordination between the two armies in counter terrorism domain, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release.

It added that the Special Forces of both countries would take part in hostage rescue, compound clearance, heli rappelling and Close Quater Battle (CQB) drills and procedures.

The exercise would focus on integrated synergy, interoperability, quick decision making and swift actions at tactical level.

National anthems of both countries were played at the opening ceremony. Military officials of both countries were present on the occasion.The joint exercise was being held as part of biennial exercise mechanism between two armies. The first joint exercise was held in 2017 in Pakistan and second in 2019 in Kazakhstan.

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