ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif Friday emphasized that Pakistan armed forces were battle hardened and fully capable to counter any internal or external threat posed to the integrity and sovereignty of the country.
“Let there be no doubt that Pakistan armed forces are battle hardened and fully capable to counter any internal or external threat posed to the integrity and sovereignty of our beloved country.”
He made these remarks during his visit to FC headquaters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and interaction with the troops, ISPR reported.
Appreciating their spirit and high morale, the COAS said that the entire nation acknowledged sacrifices rendered by them, as part of national effort to eliminate the scourge of terrorism from Pakistan, and assured them that these sacrifices would not go waste.
Recounting security forces’ successes in various operations against terrorists, he lauded the efforts and determination of all troops and law enforcement agencies, who cleared affected areas, with the help of local population and support of the entire nation.
“We are fully prepared to confront any challenge in future as well,” the COAS reaffirmed.
Earlier on arrival at Peshawar, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani, Corps Commander Peshawar and Major General Ghayur Mahmood, Inspector General Frontier Corps KPK.