Actions against 'spectrum of illegal activities' to continue with full force: COAS

Actions against 'spectrum of illegal activities' to continue with full force: COAS

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir on Thursday said the law enforcement actions against a spectrum of illegal activities will continue with full force in collaboration with the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and the government departments concerned to rid the country of substantial economic losses it suffered persistently due to pilferage done by different methods.

According to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief visited Lahore and attended meeting of the Provincial Apex Committee along with Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Raza Naqvi.

During the Apex Committee meeting, the COAS was briefed about overall security situation, including law enforcement actions against electricity and gas theft, hoarding and foreign currency smuggling.

The forum was also briefed on measures taken for the protection of minorities and the progress of operations in the Kacha area. The forum also reviewed the repatriation of illegal foreign nationals.

The apex committee was also apprised on progress on SIFC and Green Punjab initiatives. COAS underscored the need for synergy among all relevant departments for the gainful effects of the landmark initiatives.

The participants affirmed that state institutions, government departments and people are united for progress and prosperity of the province.

Earlier, upon arrival, the COAS was received by Commander Lahore Corps.