Basic traits of soldiering linked with training, physical fitness: COAS Awards prizes to PACES championship winners

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Observer Report

Rawalpindi
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan Army takes pride in maintaining high degree of training and physical fitness standards.
He said this while addressing garrison officers participating in Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency (PACES) System Championship in Karachi on Friday, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement.
The army chief attended closing ceremony of the championship and witnessed training exercise of mechanised formation. He talked to officers about environment, challenges and the response.
Speaking to troops busy in training exercise, General Qamar said that regardless of the advancement in warfare technology, the basic traits of soldiering are linked with maintaining high standards of training and physical fitness. The COAS also awarded prizes to winners of Army PACES and Young Soldiers Paces championship. Gujranwala Corps team won the 8th Army PACES Championship while Engineer Centre team won the 7th Young Soldiers Paces Championship. Karachi Corps Commander Lieutenant General Humayun Aziz accompanied the Army Chief during the visit.