Army Chief inaugurates Tunneling Institute of Pakistan

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday inaugurated the state of the art Tunneling Institute of Pakistan (TIP), an initiative of the Frontier Work Organization (FWO).


The TIP is aimed at promoting professional tunneling expertise including research and development and synergize tunneling resources.

It will provide a distinctive platform to encompass tunneling education through both tunneling academia and industry experts.

The TIP is only sixth such facility in the World which has been completed and operationalized within planned time frame of 10 months by the FWO.

Later, the COAS visited the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC).

The COAS was appraised about the latest polio Campaigns conducted in the country and challenges being faced.

The Army Chief directed to provide additional manpower/ resources in sensitive locations to ensure a safe and secure environment for polio teams for proper reach and effectiveness of polio Campaigns to achieve the objective of a polio free Pakistan.

Earlier on arrival at the TIP, the COAS was received by the Engineer in Chief (E-In-C) Lieutenant General Moazzam Ejaz and the Director General FWO Major General Kamal Azfar.

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