Maiden visit: Raheel renews army’s backing for TTP dialogue

By APP
Published: December 22, 2013
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Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif offering fateha after laying floral wreath at martyrs’ memorial during his visit to Corps Headquarters in Peshawar. PHOTO: APP

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif offering fateha after laying floral wreath at martyrs’ memorial during his visit to Corps Headquarters in Peshawar. PHOTO: APP

PESHAWAR: 

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has reiterated the military’s full support to the government-led peace talks with militants, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) communiqué issued here on Saturday.

General Raheel stressed that terrorist attacks would not be tolerated and would be responded effectively, said the ISPR statement. He was paying a maiden visit to the Corps Headquarters after assuming the office of the COAS.

Earlier, on his arrival at Peshawar, the army chief was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani.

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According to the communiqué, the COAS laid a wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada on his arrival at Peshawar and paid tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the defence of motherland.

Later, he was briefed in detail at the Corps Headquarters about various operational, training and administrative matters.

The COAS appreciated the infrastructure-building and reconstruction work being undertaken by the army for socio-economic benefit of the local population of Fata and Malakand.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 22nd, 2013.

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