ISLAMABAD: Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited South Waziristan on Sunday and praised security forces for their bravery and commitment that enabled reestablishment of the writ of the state.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement, said the army chief, who was received by Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt, spent the day with troops deployed at forward posts.
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On arrival, Gen Qamar was briefed by the GOC (General Officer Commanding) about security and stability in South Waziristan, including border management and rehabilitation of temporarily displaced persons (TDPs).
Expressing his satisfaction on operational gains, development works and measures for better border security management, the army chief directed the troops to continue their focus on stability operations and socioeconomic development to bring about enduring peace in the area.
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While interacting with troops, he lauded their bravery and commitment which enabled reestablishment of the writ of the state. He also acknowledged and appreciated resolve of tribal brethren and the local administration for supporting the army’s effort. He said that Pakistan Army will continue its efforts while also supporting the mainstreaming of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas by the government as per aspirations of the local tribes.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 13th, 2017.