Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Raheel Sharif visited front line troops busy in operations along Pak-Afghan border in Khyber Agency.
CoAS was given detailed briefing by operational commander on progress of operations and gains consolidated so far.
Showing satisfaction over the progress of operation, CoAS appreciated the highest state of morale and professionalism shown in fighting terrorists of various organisations hiding in the most rugged terrain.
Clearance of mountain passes in Rajgal despite this being the most treacherous terrain where terrorists were entrenched on the high mountain passes to stay both sides of the border, is a manifestation of Pakistan’s commitment to check cross border movement and will go a long way in helping our initiative of border management.
CoAS directed enhanced vigilance and pro-active approach to stop any type of movement of terrorists. While talking to troops, CoAS said that the nation and valiant Army had paid a huge price to fight terrorism.
We will commit all efforts to clear all remote pockets and sleeper cells of terrorists till their total elimination from anywhere in the country, CoAS said.
Earlier on arrival on the front lines, the CoAS was received by Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Hidayat Ur Rehman. -PR