Country’s economy, security improved after Zarb-e-Azb: COAS

General Raheel Sharif inaugurates the first Fata Youth Festival

News Desk December 23, 2015
Army chief General Raheel Sharif and KP Governor Mehtab Abbasi wave to the crowd at the first FATA Youth Festival on December 23, 2015. PHOTO: ISPR

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif (COAS) said on Wednesday the country’s security had improved significantly after the launch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other economic achievements were its dividends.

Speaking after inaugurating the first Fata Youth Festival, General Raheel said the wide participation of people from the tribal agencies was a testimony that peace was returning in the region, the ISPR said.

According to the military's media wing, the army chief said a cricket stadium in Khyber Agency, and a sports complex in North Waziristan will also be built among other sports facilities.

CJCSC appreciates armed forces' efforts in Zarb-e-Azb

Earlier on Tuesday, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Rashad Mahmood appreciated the efforts of the armed forces for securing the confidence of people by successfully fighting terrorism.

The military offensive against terrorists in the tribal belt was initiated in June 2014.


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