RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited the Naval and Air Headquarters as part of his farewell visits.

On arrival at the Naval Headquarters, he was presented a guard of honour by a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) release said.

During his meeting with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, he admired the role of Pakistan Navy in safeguarding the country’s maritime frontiers.

At the Air Headquarters, the COAS was presented with a guard of honour by a contingent of Pakistan Air Force followed by a meeting with Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu.

He appreciated the thorough professionalism of PAF in defending the aerial frontiers of Pakistan and highlighted its critical role during war against terrorism.

Inaugurates pre-fabricated village for flood-hit

The army chief also visited Headquarters Rawalpindi Corps and laid a floral wreath at the martyrs monument.

While addressing the officers and troops, he applauded the corps in befittingly defending the country’s borders, including Siachen and Line of Control.

Earlier on arrival, the COAS was received by Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, APP reported.

On Sunday, Gen Bajwa visited Lasbela, where he inaugurated a pre-fabricated village in Lal Gul Goth. The village has been built for the flood-affected people.

According to ISPR, the pre-fabricated village includes a primary school. It is lit by off-grid solar power and has been provided water with a tube well.

The army chief was briefed by Maj Gen Kamal Azfar, Director General of Frontier Works Organisation, which has completed the project, about the progress on rehabilitation work for the flood-affected people.

Gen Bajwa said Pakistan Army would continue all out efforts to expedite the rehabilitation process being undertaken with the support of federal and provincial governments.

Published in Dawn, November 22nd, 2022

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