Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa spent a day with troops deployed along the Pak-Afghan border in Khyber Agency, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday.
The army chief was briefed about operational preparedness and improved border security measures, including employment of newly-raised Frontier Constabulary (FC) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wings, the ISPR statement said. He appreciated effective border security arrangements, which have enhanced control on cross border terrorist movement.
He hailed exceptionally high morale of the troops and their undaunted determination to eliminate terrorism. Talking to soldiers, the army chief said that the nation supports the army due to innumerable sacrifices “we have made for defence and security of our motherland.”
“Writ of the state has largely been restored and we are progressing towards enduring peace and stability,” he said. On his arrival, General Bajwa was received by Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt and the inspector general of the Frontier Constabulary.