Army chief reaches Waziristan to spend Eid with troops

General Raheel will spend the religious festival with troops engaged in Operation Zarb-e-Azb

Web Desk July 17, 2015
COAS General Raheel Sharif meets army soldiers in Waziristan on July 17, 2015. PHOTO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Raheel Sharif arrived in Waziristan on Friday evening to spend Eid with Pakistan Army soldiers.

"General Raheel will spend the religious festival with troops engaged in Operation Zarb-e-Azb in forward locations in Waziristan," an Inter Services Public Relations statement said.

Read: Most of APS attackers have 'met their fate': COAS

Last year, army chief had also spent Eidul Fitr with army troops by staying overnight at the Miramshah camp.


The military offensive against militants in FATA was initiated in June 2014.

Earlier on Wednesday, the army chief visited Corps Headquarters in Peshawar where an Iftar dinner had been hosted in the honour of the families of the Peshawar attack victims.

General Raheel said most of the terrorists involved in the December 16 massacre at Army Public School (APS) Peshawar, had met their fate.


Sparrow | 6 years ago | Reply Those who command the troops are selected on account of their professional leadership qualities whereas our political leaders if elected into power are considered by the rulers for their ability to what they overall earn from the allocated funds and what amount they pay back to their rulers.
Sparrow | 6 years ago | Reply @Azi; This is highly shameful on part of our so called political leaders who just have the craze of getting into power with one and only one core objective to scoop the public money collected from them in form of various taxes. They feel insult in going to the public places and listen to the miseries faced by them so the best convenient and safe place they find is the cosy air conditioned rooms to live in and well protected by the police force
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