Cantonment in Swat will act as a deterrent for terrorist, says COAS

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Friday says that Army will continue to play its role in bringing enduring peace and security of Swat.

The Army Chief paid his gratitude to the people of Swat for their valiant stand against the reign of terror and standing alongside the security forces to throw terrorists out of the valley forever.

He said establishment of cantonment in Swat will act as a deterrent for terrorists, boost the confidence of all law-enforcement agencies and help bring permanent sense of security with readily available force to counter any threat to peace in the area.

He said the Cantt will also contribute to local socio-economic development of the area.

COAS also said that Pakistan Army has undertaken over 700 mega and minor projects so far in social sector in FATA and Malakand.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak, Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and local elders of the area thanked COAS and Pakistan Army for establishment of Cantonment with all  fringe benefits for the people of Swat.

Army Chief also visited the recently completed Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zaid model Hospital Swat. He also visited under construction state of the art Army Public School.