Army will always respond to nation’s call, says Gen Raheel

Published: January 29, 2016
Gen Raheel Sahrif lays wreath at the
Yadgar-e-Shuhada, Sindh Regimental Centre. PHOTO: INP

Gen Raheel Sahrif lays wreath at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada, Sindh Regimental Centre. PHOTO: INP

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said that the military will always respond to the appeals of the nation.

According to a statement issued by the military’s media wing, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief visited the Hyderabad garrison on Thursday.

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During his visit he met officers, troops and veterans of the formation and Sindh Regimental Centre. He appreciated the formation for their performance in operations and security and the military’s resolve.

“The army will always respond to the call of the nation and come up to their expectations, whether it is for defence of the motherland or during natural calamities,” he said.

Gen Raheel also visited Sindh Regimental Centre where he laid a wreath at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada memorial and offered prayers.

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Earlier, upon his arrival in Hyderabad, Gen Raheel was received by Corps Commander Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar.

His visit comes a day after  he visited the Corps Headquarters in Karachi where he reviewed progress made in the ongoing security operation in Karachi by law enforcement agencies. During the meeting, he was briefed about the operations carried out and it was decided to expedite the operation focussing on terrorists, target killers and extortionists.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (7)

    Jan 29, 2016 - 11:17AM

    IT is the duty of army to come to the need of nation,,using 70 to 80% national budgetRecommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Jan 29, 2016 - 12:00PM

    What does army or COAS have to do with Karachi operation? The credit only goes to the federal government. The good general should instead plan out how he would use those plots worth millions which he is expected to get as a “Gift” upon retirement.Recommend

  • Jan 29, 2016 - 12:33PM

    Oh really, General sir!? Frankly, (with no holds barred) u can fire broad-spectrum-salvoes to flatten some political degenerates who are resisting the physical infrastructure improvement of Karachi Shareef. Thank you and Salams Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jan 29, 2016 - 12:34PM

    70 to 80%?! Wow…. may i suggest 2nd grade mathematics refresher. Even Ishaq Dar with his typos, imagination, hallucinations etc can not come up with 70 to 80%. Take the last budget and ask someone to help you calculate basic %age(s).Recommend

  • Acorn Guts
    Jan 29, 2016 - 2:04PM

    Where did you pull that figure out from? Pakistan spent 3.4% of annual GDP on defence in 2015 which is lowest since 2012.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jan 29, 2016 - 2:36PM

    Sir, people want results not rhetoric. Recommend

  • Jan 29, 2016 - 4:15PM

    Looks me Martial law is near again !!Recommend

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