COAS visits North Waziristan in first visit after assuming charge

November 30, 2016
Samaa Web Desk


RAWALPINDI: Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday said defence and security of Pakistan against external and internal threats will remain his ultimate objective.

He was speaking to troops in North Waziristan today in his first visit to field formations after taking over command of Pakistan Army.

The General Bajwa said war against terrorism will continue with focused approach, and it will be taken to its logical conclusion. “We will continue to move ahead of the gains already made so far.”

He stressed the need for expediting pace of new raising of FC wings to enhance an effective Pak-Afghan border management.

He said the temporarily displaced persons’ return should be completed within stipulated time, and they should be assisted in all ways to resettle respectfully.

Earlier, the Chief of Army Staff visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar. He was given detailed briefing about prevailing security situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Malakand Division, ongoing stabilization and combing operations, progress in return of TDPs and continuing development works.