Malakand Division purged of terrorists due to sacrifices of army jawans, says COAS General Raheel Sharif

07 Sep, 2015 3:05 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited Kalam Festival on the concluding day on Monday.

He appreciated people of Swat for playing a vital role in support of security forces in the revival of peace in the area and bringing festivals and tourism back to the valley.

The COAS said that dark-age of terrorism prevailed in Malakand Division till a few years back and it had become impossible to hold such functions in Swat. “But sacrifices and firm commitment of the valiant soldiers of Pakistan Army, civil forces and the local people has eliminated terrorism from Malakand Division.”

Expressing the hope that tourism will flourish in the beautiful land of Swat, the COAS assured that Army will always stand by people of Swat and help build capacity of civilian institutions.

He reiterated that terrorists will not be allowed to return to these areas and disrupt peace and stability of Swat.

The COAS appreciated the organizers for arranging such an excellent event.

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