Army chief offers Eid prayers with soldiers in Waziristan

Published: July 18, 2015
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Army Chief General Raheel Sharif offers Eid prayers in WANA, South Waziristan on July 18, 2015. PHOTO: ISPR

Army Chief General Raheel Sharif offers Eid prayers in WANA, South Waziristan on July 18, 2015. PHOTO: ISPR

Army chief General Raheel Sharif spent Eid with army soldiers in Waziristan on July 18, 2015. PHOTO: ISPR Army Chief General Raheel Sharif offers Eid prayers in WANA, South Waziristan on July 18, 2015. PHOTO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Raheel Sharif offered Eid prayers on the frontlines with Pakistan Army soldiers in Waziristan on Saturday.

The army chief offered Eid prayers in WANA, South Waziristan and met troops present, according to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

“With terrorism being defeated and visible signs of security improving, Pakistan is bound to rise,” the statement said, adding operations against terrorists will continue till their complete elimination.

Read: Army chief reaches Waziristan to spend Eid with troops

The COAS also visited Eidak in North Waziristan, where he met troops as well as the TDPs who have safely returned to their homes.

COAS at Eidak village. PHOTO: ISPR

Paying rich tributes to the martyrs and wounded, the army chief said we could never forget them, especially on the occasion of Eid.

“Their best remembrance is not to let their sacrifice go waste. These handful of terrorists are on the run and will not find any place to hide,” the ISPR quoted General Raheel.

He added that alongside FATA, counter terrorism operations in urban areas would also continue.

Read: Most of APS attackers have ‘met their fate’

“Our equal focus will now remain on finding terror financing, choking all their sources, and apprehending all financiers, abettors and sympathisers,” he said.

The army chief also visited TDPs camp in Bannu to spend time with tribal brethren from North Waziristan. He assured them of the wholehearted support and commitment of the army and the nation in providing them not only relief but in executing an ultimate resettlement plan for them.

PHOTO: ISPR

Earlier on Friday, General Raheel arrived in Waziristan to spend Eid with troops.

Even last year, the COAS spent Eidul Fitr with army soldiers by staying overnight at the Miramshah camp.

Courage of security guard in Quetta hailed

Army chief General Raheel Sharif also paid rich tributes to the valour and sacrifice of private security guard Talib Hussain who averted a terrorist attack in Quetta on Friday night, Radio Pakistan reported.

Hussain was on guard outside the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University on Brewery Road near Hazara Town when he intercepted a suspect. The suspect, wearing a burqa, detonated his suicide vest, killing Hussain.

According to ISPR, General Raheel Sharif said that they were proud of Talib Hussain who saved precious lives.

COAS expresses satisfaction over progress of Zarb-e-Azb

Meanwhile, he was briefed by operational commanders on progress of the continuing offensive against terrorists, Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The COAS expressed complete satisfaction over the progress and achievements on the ground so far.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Parvez
    Jul 18, 2015 - 1:45PM

    Great job being done by the ISPR………..overkill is something for them to to worry about.Recommend

  • Muhammad Shoaib
    Jul 18, 2015 - 3:27PM

    We are proud of General Raheel Shareef. Alas the other Shareef i.e. Nawaz Shareef should have accompanied him along with Governor KPK and Defence Minister on this occasion.Recommend

  • Kareem
    Jul 18, 2015 - 5:33PM

    This army chief loves the cameras.Recommend

  • Raja Porus
    Jul 18, 2015 - 6:40PM

    Army Chief General Raheel Sharif is a gift of Allah to the Nation.Recommend

  • Chengez khan
    Jul 18, 2015 - 8:16PM

    Allah Akbar Allah Akbar

    Pakistan ZindaBadRecommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jul 19, 2015 - 2:12AM

    General Raheel’s performance is outstanding if we compare it with previous chiefs but its too early to declare victory. Recommend

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