COAS hails role of forces, clergy in war on terror

Tariq Saeed


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Thursday said the high morale of the security forces and effective border security has reduced to great extent the cross border attacks by the terrorists. He also hailed the role of clergy in fight against the terrorism.
Interacting with the troops during his day long visit to Pak Afghan border near Bajaur agency, the Army Chief was highly appreciative of the morale of the troops on the border in difficult conditions.
General Bajwa was briefed on the security around the Pak-Afghan border and plans to stop insurgency of terrorists from across the border.
It may be recalled that insurgents from the troubled neighboring country have been launching cross border attacks on the Pakistani security forces and sometimes also on the civilian population frequently though most of their ambushes have effectively been repulsed by the valiant jawaans of the Pakistan Army lead security forces.
“General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who visited Pak-Afghan Border in Bajour Agency today, 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.
While interacting with troops, COAS appreciated their high morale and effective border security which resulted in denying cross border attack attempts by terrorists”.
The Chief of Army Staff also met Ulema from FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the Corps Headquarters Peshawar. Commander Peshawar Corps was also present on the occasion.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa lauded the support and cooperation of the clergy in fight against terrorism and acknowledged their contributions for peace and harmony. The religious leadership unanimously condemned terrorism and pledged their continued support to efforts of security forces for bringing peace and stability in the region. The COAS emphasized that Pakistan belongs to all Pakistanis without any religious, provincial, tribal, linguistic, ethnic, sectarian or any other identity.

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