COAS vows to utilize all resources for motherland’ defense, tribes’ security

25 Mar, 2017 7:20 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has vowed to utilize all resources for the defence of the motherland and security of peace-loving Pakistani tribes.

He was talking to troops at Suran and Kalaya during his visit to Pak-Afghan border areas in Mohmand and Orakzai Agency on Saturday.

The COAS said that effective border system was in the interests of both countries.

“It is in the national interest to bring the FATA in the national mainstream,” he maintained.

Gen Bajwa said that he is proud of great sacrifices rendered by the security forces and people of Pakistan in their effort to purge the country of ‘Fasaadis’.

He said that fencing on Pak-Afghan border has been started and Bajaur and Mohmand agencies being high threat zones are first priority in this regard.

The COAS said that additional technical surveillance means are also being deployed along the border besides regular air surveillance. “A better managed, secured and peaceful border is in mutual interest of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which have rendered phenomenal sacrifices in war against terrorism.”

He said that mainstreaming of FATA is in the best national interest and development works are also being implemented expeditiously to bring enduring peace and stability in the area.

Earlier, he was received by Commander Peshawar Corps Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt.

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