RAWALPINDI: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has said that Pakistan Army is the most battle hardened Army, our over whelming achievements in fight against terrorism, speak volumes of our professional competence and same has been acknowledged globally. We have to strive hard to maintain that level and keep improving our combat efficiency and that is only possible through rigorous training.
The COAS said this while witnessing the concluding ceremony of 3rd Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency Championship held near Attock on Friday. All teams participated with extra ordinary vigour and demonstrated highest level of motivation, agility and physical fitness.
Emphasizing on the need of physical fitness for a soldier, the COAS appreciated the phenomenal performance, competitive spirit and efforts of both trainers and trainees in achieving remarkable standards. He said physical fitness helps in improving self-confidence and competence of a soldier. It is heartening to note that Pakistan Army soldiers are way above the international standards laid- down to judge the physical efficiency. He appreciated the soldiers setting new records and encouraged them to participate in national and international events.
He emphasized that focused training is the heart and soul of combat readiness and contributes positively towards success on the battlefield.
COAS also awarded trophies to winner and runner up teams and medals for best individual performances. Sepoy Ali Raza was declared overall best player of the Championship, whereas Sepoy Muhammad Waqas and Sepoy Sabir Hussain secured 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
Earlier on arrival, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Inspector General Training & Evaluation.