RAWALPINDI: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited home of Muhammad Ali Khan at Gharh Khel, Karak. Mr Ali has 8 sons; three of them Lance Naik Khurshid FC KP, Naib Subedar Umer Daraz FC KP and Havaldar Sher Daraz Pak Army have laid their lives for motherland in various operations.
Three are presently serving in FC KP and Pak Army while two live with them at home. Besides his own sons, his two nephews Sepoy Hazrat Ali and Sepoy Lal Marjan both Army Soldiers have also sacrificed their lives for the country while four nephews are presently serving in Army.
COAS paid rich tributes to the proud family for their great sacrifices and said that till the times we have such great parents and such brave sons no threat can deter Pakistan. COAS said that no amount of care can return the value of their patriotism and sacrifices which is leading us to a peaceful and stable Pakistan.
Muhammad Ali Khan and his family thanked COAS for visiting the family and announcing special welfare package (in addition to the martyrdom entitlement) for them and the village.
Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt was also present during the visit.
Meanwhile, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited North Waziristan Agency (NWA). COAS laid wreath at Shuhada monument Miran Shah. General Officer Commanding Miranshah gave detailed briefing about security situation, rehabilitation of TDPs and progress on socio-economic development projects in the Agency.
COAS also visited newly constructed border forts and fencing along Pak-Afghan border. COAS appreciated efforts of the formation for speedy and quality work for border security measures.
Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt, Commander Peshawar Corps was present during the visit.