COAS visits Mohmand & Bajaur agencies, meets tribal elders
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Mohmand and Bajaur Agencies on Thursday.
He met with troops and had interaction with tribal elders. He also met the relatives of those who embraced martyrdom in the terrorist attack at Ghalanai and offered his condolences.
He lauded LEAs at Mohmand, especially Levis for thwarting Wednesday’s suicide attack and minimizing the loss of lives.
The COAS also appreciated troops for effectively responding to cross border attack from Afghanistan on Pakistani post last week. “Cooperation between our brave citizens, Army, LEAs and intelligence agencies is cornerstone of our success against terrorism,” he maintained.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa said: “Terrorists are trying to regroup in safe havens in Afghanistan and are attempting to spread doubt and despondency in our society. We all collectively shall fail their desperate manoeuvrs.
“Efforts to ensure that our soil is not used against any other country shall continue and expect from others to reciprocate in same manner. Hostile agencies should avoid playing with regional peace and stability as we reserve the right to respond and despite our current policy of restraint.”
He assured local tribes that Pakistan Army will continue its efforts to improve infrastructure in FATA including roads, health, education and community development projects. “Army fully supports initiatives for mainstreaming of FATA being undertaken in accordance with the wishes of the people,” the COAS concluded.
Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Naar Ahmed Butt and other senior Army and FC officials were also present on the occasion.