Chief of Army Staff (COAS) on Friday said that terrorists would never be allowed to disturb the hard-earned peace in tribal districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The army chief expressed these views on the second day of Eidul Fitr as he spent the day with troops deployed on the western border in Timergara Lower Dir.
Gen Qamar was briefed on the security situation and measures being undertaken to ensure effective management of the Pak-Afghan international border, according to the military's media wing.
While interacting with troops, the COAS appreciated their vigilance, preparedness and high state of morale. He said that terrorists would never be allowed to disturb the hard-earned peace in these areas.
"Pakistan Army and LEAs (Law Enforcement Agencies) will do whatever it takes till the job is fully accomplished," he remarked.
COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa spent second day of Eid with troops deployed on the Western border at Timergara Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. COAS was briefed on the security situation and measures being undertaken to ensure effective mgmt of Pak-Afghan international border. pic.twitter.com/mrqWNCAqaz— APP 🇵🇰 (@appcsocialmedia) May 14, 2021
He also paid rich tributes to the martyrs who have rendered supreme sacrifices for the defence of the country. The COAS lauded the troops for their contribution in aid of civil administration to control the Covid-19 pandemic and directed strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and precautions in this regard.
Earlier on arrival, the army chief was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Nauman Mahmood.
Earlier today, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that the nation is proud of its armed forces.
پاکستان کے آرمی چیف جنرل باجوہ نےعید کا دن لائین آف کنٹرول پر فوجی دستوں کےساتھ گزارا، فوج کی باقی قیادت بھی اپنے ٹروپس کے ساتھ موجود رہی، فوج میں سپاھی سے جرنیل تک یہ جوان ایک خاندان میں پروئے ہوئے ہیں،ان کی راتیں جاگتی ہیں تا کہ عوام رات کو سوسکیں ، ہمیں آپ پر فخر ہے— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 14, 2021
Paying tributes to the services of the troops in a tweet on Friday, he said they stay awake at nights so that the people could sleep.
Fawad said General Qamar spent Eid with troops on the Line of Control (LoC). The rest of the army leadership was also present with the troops. He said from soldiers to generals in the army, they are like a close-knit family.
“It’s time to end this human tragedy and resolve Kashmir issue as per aspirations of people of J&K and UN resolutions,” he was quoted by military’s media wing, the ISPR, as saying while addressing on Thursday the frontline troops deployed along the LoC.
Speaking on the occasion, the army chief hailed morale of the troops, as well as their devotion and operational preparedness.
“Security, safety and wellbeing of people of Pakistan is our responsibility... Pakistan army will do everything to live up to expectations of our nation,” Gen Qamar stressed.
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