COAS visits Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency, lauds morale of troops, effective border security

F.P. Report

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Pak-Afghan Border in Bajaur Agency on Wednesday during which the Army Chief was given detailed briefing regarding ongoing efforts to effectively check terrorist infiltration routes from across the border, progress on fencing, construction of new forts/posts along the border and development of new tracks to facilitate local public.

Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that while interacting with troops, COAS General Qamar Javed appreciated high morale of troops and effective border security which resulted in denying maximum cross border attack attempts by terrorists.

Later, the COAS met Ulema of FATA/KPK at Peshawar. He lauded their support in fight against terrorism and acknowledged their contributions for peace and harmony. Ulema unanimously condemned terrorism and pledged their continued support to efforts of security forces for bringing peace and stability.

Speaking on the occasion, the Army Chief said that Pakistan belongs to all Pakistanis without any religious, provincial, tribal, linguistic, ethnic, sectarian or any other identity.

“Pakistan, without any differentiation of colour, race, religion, ethnicity or sect, belongs to all of its citizens,” General Bajwa said, according to the ISPR.

Commander Peshawar Corps was also present on the occasion.