General Raheel spends Eidul Fitr with troops in tribal region

NationalGeneral Raheel spends Eidul Fitr with troops in tribal region

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: As the nation is celebrating Eidul Fitr on Wednesday with great religious fervour and zeal, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif spent his day visiting troops in forward area in North & South Waziristan Agency.

In the morning, the COAS offered his Eid prayers at Shawal and interacted with troops. Later, he visited Datta Khel where he met with troops.

Greeting them a happy Eid, General Raheel commended their morale and spirit of fighting on the front line to protect the motherland.

The COAS was briefed by Corps Commander and Formation Commander in detail, about ongoing sanitization and stabilization operation as part of Zarb-e- Azb and post operation security environment.

“Our nation and valiant Army have paid a huge price for eliminating terrorist and restoring peace in the country. We will not let these sacrifices go waste,” the COAS said according to a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday.

“With FATA cleared and terrorists being chased across the country, we are determined not to allow them to return and reverse our gains,” he said.

The COAS stated that our operations against terrorists of all hue and colour will continue.

The army chief said that as consolidation goes on and operational dividends optimized for Pak-Afghan Border region, Pakistan will not allow anyone to use its soil against Afghanistan and directed all commanders, intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to take concrete measures against violators.

The COAS said that peace and stability along Pakistan-Afghan border remains our priority; towards which we will commit all our efforts.

General Raheel said that border management and dignified repatriation of Afghan refugees are important enablers for lasting peace.

“Our efforts for peace in Afghanistan have been acknowledged,” he added.

The COAS further said that while we are committed to facilitate the reconciliation process with sincerity, commitment and resolve, we expect non-use of Afghanistan territory against Pakistan.

Earlier on arrival on the front lines, the COAS was received by Corps Commander Peshawar Lt General Hidayat Ur Rehman.

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