Army ready to cleanse country of menaces: CoAS

Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), General Raheel Sharif emphasised Pakistan Army’s resolve and determination to confront global phenomenon of terrorism and extremism and cleanse Pakistan of this menace.

He said during operation Zarb-e-Azb, Pakistani nation has emerged as the most resilient nation of the world. Addressing the participants of the course during his visit to National Defence University, Islamabad on Friday.

CoAS General Raheel Sharif focused on professional matters, internal and external security situation of the country and his vision of an enduring peace within Pakistan and the region.

The Army Chief dilating upon progress in concluding phase of kinetic prong of Operation Zarb-e-Azb explained how we had transited from hard core kinetic operations to intelligence based operations and now combing operations.

He said that defeated terrorists and their sympathisers inland and abroad are now frustrated and going for softer targets.

Remaining steadfast, and with an enhanced awareness and participation, we as a Nation must pursue our national objective of zero presence of terrorists and total peace at any cost.

The CoAS said, “The contours of future war are fast changing. While our enemies are stoking terrorism to demoralise us and destabilise our country, we are united, fully determined and capable of defeating their nefarious designs.

Pakistan is opposed to using proxies against other countries and will also not allow any other country to use proxies against Pakistan.”  -INP