KARACHI: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that regardless of advancement in warfare technology, basic traits of soldiering are linked to maintaining high standards of training and physical fitness.

This he said while talking to the troops who were busy in the training exercise of a mechanised formation on Friday.

Gen Bajwa said that Pakistan Army takes pride in maintaining high degree of training and physical fitness standards.

During his visit to Karachi, the army chief also addressed garrison officers and attended the closing ceremony of Paces (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) championship.

He talked to officers about environment, challenges and response.

Gujranwala Corps team won the 8th Army Paces while Engineer Centre team won the 7th Young Soldiers Paces championship.

Lt Gen Humayun Aziz, Corps Commander Karachi accompanied the army chief.

Published in Dawn, October 19th, 2019