The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir visited Peshawar wherein he was given a detailed briefing on overall security situation, ongoing counter-terrorism operations, repatriation of illegal foreigners and socio-economic developments in the newly merged districts.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the COAS interacted with the officers and soldiers who have displayed gallantry actions during different counter terrorism operations.
The COAS lauded their heroic and exemplary feats and said “Nation takes pride and acknowledges the accomplishments of its Armed Forces. Pakistan is destined to succeed and Pakistan Army will continue to undertake its selfless and sacred duty of safeguarding every inch of the motherland till last drop of blood, InshaAllah”.
The Army Chief also had an interactive session with the participants of the First National Workshop Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (NWKP-1).
While addressing the participants, the COAS said ‘’The resolute support of people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Security Forces has resulted in stability in the province and materialization of progress on projects of socio-economic development.”
Linking prosperity of Pakistan with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the COAS emphasised that nefarious designs of the forces inimical to peace and stability of Pakistan are being foiled through a synergetic and comprehensive strategy.
The Army Chief also highlighted the importance of economic growth and development in newly merged districts.
The COAS also highlighted “Illegal foreigners were seriously affecting Pakistan’s security and economy. Decision to repatriate them has been taken by the government in the interest of Pakistan. Illegal foreigners are being repatriated to their countries in a humane and dignified manner as per the established norms.”
Earlier on arrival, the COAS was received by the Commander Peshawar Corps.