COAS visits Siachen, pays tribute to sacrifices of martyred

23 Feb, 2017 8:10 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Siachen on Thursday and laid wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada of Gyari.

He said, “We owe our independence to sacrifices of our martyred. Nothing is nobler than laying one’s life in defence of the motherland.”

While talking to troops at Goma and Gilgit, the COAS said that we all are proud to be soldiers of Pakistan and defending it irrespective of terrain or weather difficulties. He said that despite facing internal security challenges, we are fully prepared for effective response to perpetual threat from the East.

Later, the COAS interacted with notables of Gilgit Baltistan. The army chief assured them that Army is extending full support to all initiatives aimed at ensuring the rights of GB as part of the federation.

Earlier, on arrival at Skardu, COAS Bajwa was received by Rawalpindi Corps Commander Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza.

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