RAWALPINDI: On his first visit to field formations, after taking over command of Pakistan Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar and North Wazirastan Agency on Wednesday.
At Corps HQ, Army Chief was given detailed briefing about prevailing security situation in KPK, FATA and Malakand Division, ongoing stabilization and combing operations, progress of return of TDPs and continuing development works.
Later, the Army Chief visited North Waziristan where he was briefed by local formation commander on security situation in the Agency, resettlement phase of TDPs and inspected reconstruction work on ground. While speaking to troops on the occasion, Gen Bajwa said that war against terrorism will continue with focused approach and it will be taken to its logical conclusion till total elimination of terrorism from our soil. We will continue to move ahead of the gains already made so far. Paying tribute to brave tribes, officers and men of Army, FC, levies, & police, he vowed that terrorists won’t be allowed to come back. Defence and security of Pakistan against external and internal threat will remain his ultimate objective as Chief of Army Staff, he emphasised.
Gen Bajwa also stressed the need for expediting pace of new raising of FC wings to enhance an effective Pak-Afghan border management. He said TDPs return should be completed within stipulated time, and they should be assisted in all ways to resettle respectfully. Earlier, at Peshawar the Army Chief was received by Lt Gen Hidayat-ur-Rehman, Corps Commander 11 Corps who also accompanied him to North Waziristan.
Earlier in the day, General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived at GHQ and visited Yadgar-e-Shuhada where he laid wreath at the graves of the martyrs and offered Fateha.
A guard of honour was presented to Army Chief General Bajwa during the visit, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.