Army chief visits troops in Waziristan

Published March 3, 2021
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the North and South Waziristan tribal districts on Tuesday, where he spent the day with troops. — Photo courtesy ISPR
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the North and South Waziristan tribal districts on Tuesday, where he spent the day with troops. — Photo courtesy ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the North and South Waziristan tribal districts on Tuesday, where he spent the day with troops.

The COAS was also briefed on the progress of the border management regime, stabilisation operations, socio-economic development projects, including opening of border terminals, according to a press release issued by the ISPR.

While interacting with officers and men in Asman Manza, South Wazirstan, and Mirali in North Wazirstan, Gen Bajwa commended their commitment and professionalism in ensuring secure and conducive environment for implementation of the writ of the civil administration in the newly-merged tribal districts.

Pakistan is committed to peace and stability in the region and playing its part by solidifying border security and capacity enhancement of FC/LEAs, the COAS emphasised.

While interacting with tribal elders at Mirali, Gen Bajwa appreciated them for their unflinching support and sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.

The army chief said that peace had largely returned to these areas.

The hard-earned normalcy would be retained and enhanced through collective efforts of the local population, civil administration and the LEAs.

“We have to remain vigilant and steadfast to thwart hostile attempts to create chaos and reverse the gains of Operation Raddul Fasaad,” the COAS remarked.

To continue the journey towards enduring peace and development we need to stay determined and united, he added.

Earlier, on arrival, COAS was received by Corps Commander Let-Gen Nauman Mahmood.

Published in Dawn, March 3rd, 2021

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