COAS stresses collective response to tackle terrorism

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said terrorism is a menace that requires a collective response.

The COAS visited on Thursday Special Services Group (SSG) training area in Tarbela to witness completion of eight-week long counter terrorism training of Nigerian Special Forces battalion by the SSG, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

The Nigerian contingent comprised 440 trainees, including 26 officers.

Gen Qamar appreciated the standard of training imparted and the results attained by the trainee contingent. He noted that army has vast experience of counter terrorism operations as well as modern training facilities.

Army, he continued, is happy to play a part in enabling the counter terrorism response of multiple friendly countries.

IG General Training and Evaluation (IGT&E) Lt Gen Hidayatur Rehman, Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lt Gen Nadeem Raza, General Officer Commanding (GOC) SSG and Acting Nigerian High Commissioner Salisu Murtala Isa were also present on the occasion.