RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif expressing satisfaction over the pace of the military operation against the terrorists has lauded the highest state of morale and professionalism of the security personnel engaged in operation against the terrorists various organizations hiding in the most rugged terrain.
ISPR said that the Army Chief stated this was speaking during his visit to front line troops busy in operations along Pak-Afghan Border in Khyber Agency during which he was also given detailed briefing by Operational commander on progress of operations and gains consolidated so far.
COAS General Raheel Sharif said that 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.
He directed enhanced vigilance and pro-active approach to stop any type of movement of terrorists. While talking to troops, the Army Chief 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,” the COAS said.
Earlier on arrival on the front lines, COAS General Raheel was received by Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Hidayat Ur Rehman.