Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Gyari sector on Thursday, to oversee the progress of rescue efforts.
The COAS was briefed about the progress of ongoing work including the efforts to create a water course to safely drain the lake formed by blocking of Gyari river by the avalanche.
The satellite data link also became operational today, which will allow real time video monitoring of relief work from the General Head Quarters in Rawalpindi.
Kayani remained with the troops for some time and lauded their motivation in face of tough conditions and the extreme weather. He appreciated their resolve to upkeep Army’s proud tradition of ‘leaving no man behind’, until humanly possible, regardless of cost.
The COAS was also accompanied by Commander Rawalpindi Corps and a media team, invited to witness firsthand, the ongoing activities at disaster site.