Military to ensure security along borders, reiterates Gen Qamar

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa spent first day of Eidul Azha on Wednesday with army troops stationed near Pak-Afghan international border in Kurram district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, military said.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said that the COAS lauded the army formation for expeditious fencing in area of responsibility along Pak-Afghan border and reiterated military’s firm resolve to ensure security along borders in the face of evolving challenges.

“We are ever ready to defend Pakistan against all the threats and at all costs,” military’s media wing, the ISPR, quoted Gen Qamar as saying.

While interacting with troops and sharing Eid greetings, the army chief appreciated their high morale and unflinching resolve to defend the motherland.

He expressed complete satisfaction over operational preparedness of the formation and effective measures in place for border security.

Gen Qamar also praised the military formation for rendering continuous assistance to civil administration in execution of ongoing projects for socio-economic uplift of the area including development of communication infrastructure, schools, hospitals and other efforts for rehabilitation of the local population, read the ISPR statement.

Earlier on arrival, the COAS was received by Commander Peshawar Corps Lt General Nauman Mahmood.

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