Injured war veterans are national heroes: Gen Raheel Sharif

COAS also inaugurated a Resettlement and Vocational Training Department at AFIRM.

Web Desk January 06, 2014
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif shaking hands with a wounded war veteran during his visit to AFIRM in Rawalpindi on Monday. PHOTO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif said on Monday that injured soldiers were national heroes, and that there was no greater sacrifice for the motherland than one's life or limbs.

"There cannot be a bigger sacrifice for the motherland than one's life or precious limbs."

The Army Chief was visiting the Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM) in Rawalpindi on Monday, a statement released from the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) read.

The hospital provides treatment to soldiers injured in the war on terror, even providing prosthetic and replacement limbs for soldiers.

The COAS praised sacrifices, valour and determination of the soldiers who were injured in the ongoing war on terror. He assured the veterans that the Army acknowledges their sacrifices and would do everything to bring comfort in their lives.

The COAS was received by Surgeon General Pakistan Army Lieutenant General Azhar Rashid and given a detailed briefing on rehabilitation work undertaken by the Institute.

COAS also inaugurated a Resettlement  and Vocational Training Department where wounded soldiers will be imparted vocational training to help them integrate into the society as useful citizens once again.

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Sexton Blake | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@US CENTCOM: Dear CENTCOM, If you had only spent a tiny fraction of your resources and time upon negotiation and peaceful activities Pakistan/Afghanistan would be a much safer region. As it is you have converted a bunch of hill billies into a formidable enemy, which has kept the world armies at bay for 13 years, and I have a bad feeling they will continue to do so for some time to come. But then again, you guys are doing what you usually do and getting out, aren't you? That is, leaving chaos behind.

US CENTCOM | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

There is no denying to the sacrifices made by our military men and women to bring about sustained peace in the region. We salute the Pakistani soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice with lives and limbs. These people will be forever our ‘heroes’. It is encouraging to see the rehabilitative support they are being provided. They deserve this as they deserve our respect and prayers. The days are not far when sustained peace will be witnessed by the peace loving people of the region.

Abdul Quddus DET- United States Central Command

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