Pak army chief lauds military courts' performance

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Jan. 11 (ANI): Pakistan's top military leadership has lauded the role of military courts in reduction of militancy and terrorism across the country. According to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military's media wing, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired the 198th Corps Commanders' conference at the GHQ in Rawalpindi on Tuesday where he praised the role played by military courts. During the meeting, top military officers observed that the military courts, which were established in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in December 2014 on Peshawar's Army Public School, performed well during the prescribed duration, which resulted in reduction of terrorism. "COAS congratulated efforts of Strategic Organizations on successful test fire of Babur-3. Forum also appreciated performance of Military Courts during the prescribed duration which resulted into reduction of terrorism," said the statement. It said that the forum took comprehensive review of security environment and operational preparedness of the army and expressed satisfaction on progress of Operation Zarb-e-Azb. "COAS directed that Counter Terrorism operations to continue and already cleared areas be stabilized. He also directed to intensify efforts for return of TDPs," the statement added. (ANI)