Pakistan’s Army Chief visit battle zone in North Waziristan

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 1:39:00 by
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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited troops in the battle zone of North Waziristan tribal region on Monday July 7, 2014 according to the statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The army chief received a detailed briefing by General Officer Commanding on the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb. General Sharif spoke with the troops in the middle of the operation in Miranshah and lauded them for their courage, dedication and high state of morale while expressing satisfaction over the progress achieved so far since start of the operation.

The ISPR statement said, “the army chief commended the entire chain of command for their determined efforts in planning, preparation, mobilization and execution of the operation”.

 General Raheel Sharif emphasised on the officers and men to eliminate all local and foreign terrorists and their sanctuaries.

The COAS once again affirmed that terrorists will be chased and hunted down across the country till their final elimination.

The statement further added that General Sharif acknowledged and appreciated the support of the entire nation and vowed that Inshallah with unflinching national resolve and clear direction, we will accomplish our mission and rid Pakistan of the scourge of terrorism.

 Paying tribute to IDPs for their sacrifices to restore writ of the state, COAS acknowledged the national spirit and support was forthcoming for them from across the country. He re-affirmed that Army will not abandon tribal brethren in their hour of need and all possible assistance will be rendered to the government and various organizations in bringing them maximum relief.

COAS also assured of Army’s role in rebuilding and restoring normalcy in the restive North Waziristan Agency.

 COAS was received by Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani, Corps commander Peshawar, on his arrival at Miranshah.

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