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CHERAT: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday witnessed the operational capabilities and skills demonstrated by Pakistan Army’s elite Special Service Group (SSG) during a visit to its headquarters.

The prime minister — who during the visit also fired a few weapons — lauded the performance of the elite force and its contribution to the country’s ongoing efforts against terrorism.

He was accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Inter-Services Public Relations said.

Addressing the SSG officers, the premier paid tribute to the martyrs of the SSG and the armed forces whose sacrifices brought peace to Pakistan.

He laid a wreath on the monument of martyrs.

Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir, Commander Peshawar Corps and senior army officers were present on the occasion.

Published in Dawn, January 12th, 2018