RAJGAL (92 News) – Chief of Nmy Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Rajgal valley, Khyber Agency on Saturday.
According to a press release issued by the ISPR, the COAS was given a detailed briefing on progress of Operation Khyber 4 in which forces have cleared over 90 per cent of the objective area.
The COAS appreciated professionalism of the participating troops, including support of the PAF, in skillful targeting of the terrorists' strongholds minimizing own casualties.
On completion of this operation, Khyber Agency would be free of terrorists' influence thereby providing environment for return of TOPs and development prong to proceed.
Talking to officers and troops on the occasion, the COAS thanked Allah for His blessings which enabled Pakistan Army to come up to the expectations of the nation in achievements against terrorism and militancy in the country.
He said: “With full backing of the nation, we are heading towards a normalized Pakistan where writ of state and supremacy of law would be second to none and where every Pakistani whether in cities, tribal or far flung areas will be able to play their positive and rightful part in Pakistan's progress.”
Earlier, Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt and IGFC KP North Major General Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood, Commander Khyber 4 Operation, received the COAS on his arrival in the operational area.