Whole nation rejects misplaced ideology of terrorists: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Raheel Sharif on Tuesday emphasized that the whole nation has rejected the misplaced ideology of the terrorists, who have clearly lost their cause already and are being marginalized.

He reiterated Pakistan Army’s continued whole hearted support for tribal brethren under all circumstances.

He made these remarks while talking to cadets during his visit to recently established Cadet College Spinkai, Raghzai, said an ISPR press release issued here.

The COAS appreciated the determination and steadfastness of the troops and locals and lauded the college administration for the standard of education and administration being maintained.

Gen. Raheel said that these education projects completed by the Army, would go a long way to groom a new generation of young Pakistanis from such remote areas and integrate them in the national mainstream.

Earlier, the COAS visited field formations deployed in Waziristan and while talking to the troops, he commended their professional commitment and paid rich tributes to them for their sacrifices in bringing peace and normalcy to the troubled regions.

The COAS reviewed the progress of mega and micro projects of socio economic significance, being undertaken by the Army, and appreciated them for quality of work and timely completion.

He particularly mentioned the construction of Central Trade Corridor, a 714-kilometer road network, linking Pakistan’s Indus Highway and Waziristan agencies with the Afghan Ring Road, which is already beginning to bring great economic dividend to the local residents of the region.

The COAS visited other community development schemes in health, education, water and power projects, as part of successful programmes for rehabilitation of the people.