RAWALPINDI: “We are taking menace of terrorism head on and will go anywhere in the country to eliminate it in totality,” said Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Saturday.
Addressing the third convocation of Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Lahore Medical College, he said, “We have to collectively put in efforts to give our next generation a terror free country, to provide them conducive environment, to help them apply their knowledge and creativity to achieve optimum effects for national growth.”
General Raheel said Pakistan Army, besides performing its role as custodian of national frontiers, had always been a forerunner in terms of its contribution in national development.
He said that the entrenched role of Army Medical Corps in the forefronts of serious disasters, calamities and military operations against evil of terrorism and extremism had been highly impressive, according to a press release issued here.
The COAS said that physical, mental and social health was a prelude to a strong nation and provision of professional health services to the common man must be everyone’s priority.
He said that extensive and continuous research was a national need without which no institution could achieve excellence.
He emphasized the need to have greater faith in the young generation as the future belonged to them.
Later, the COAS awarded degrees and medals to the passing-out students.