Business community should assist in economic stability of country: COAS


By Business Reporter

KARACHI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday asked the business community of Karachi to assist in the economic stability of the country by capitalising on the peaceful environment, said the military’s media wing.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a business community delegation met the army chief who apprised them about the improving security situation of the country and the metropolis city.

“The business community acknowledged Pakistan Army’s efforts in bringing about secure environment for increased business opportunities in the country,” adds the statement. “They pledged that the business community shall contribute their critical bit in strengthening the economic capacity of the country.”

On Jan 10, General Bajwa witnessed the firepower display at Air Defence firing ranges near Karachi along with Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan.

“LY80, a long range air defence weapon system, had greatly enhanced air defence capability of Army air defence,” he said.

Interacting with the officers and troops, the COAS congratulated Army Air Defence for successful conduct of firepower capability display. He said that LY 80 weapon system would strengthen national defence.

CAS Air Chief Marshal  Khan also congratulated Pakistan Army for induction of LY 80 which has reinforced Pakistan’s overall Air Defence capability, reads the statement.

Hallmark of the event was first ever fire by recently inducted long range air defence weapon system LY80. Induction of LY-80 has realized the concept of a comprehensive, layered and integrated air defence capability with enhanced lethality, said ISPR.

Pakistan Army Air Defence displayed its fire power capability at Air Defence firing ranges near Karachi. Firing by all air defence weapon systems was culminating event of two weeks long Exercise Al Bayza-2019.

Commander Karachi Corps, Commander Army Air Defence Command and number of other senior commanders and principal staff officers also witnessed the event.


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