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.