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Army Chief resolves to protect CPEC at any cost

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RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has vowed that they are ready to pay any price to turn the long cherished dream of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) into reality.

He said that they are well aware of the hostilities being perpetuated against the project which promises to transform the lives of the people of Pakistan.

This was said in a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

General Sharif was presiding over a day long Formation Commanders’ Conference at the GHQ today. The conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders.

The participants were given comprehensive briefing on prevailing internal and external security situation of the country and held exhaustive discussion on professional matters.

ISPR

The Army Chief underscored  the multiple and complicated challenges faced by Pakistan but also expressed his optimism . He said that the Pakistani nation has been victim of terrorism for over a decade and had made a lot of sacrifices, but had turned the tide due to resilience displayed by the whole nation and professionalism of our armed forces.

General Sharif acknowledged the contributions made by officers and men towards making Operation  Zarb-e-Azab a success and now successfully transiting into the final phases. Pakistan Army will always come up to the expectations of entire Pakistani nation.

The Army Chief also expressed satisfaction over the pace of return of temporarily displaced persons (TDPs), and paid tribute to the valiant tribes for their unwavering support in fight against terrorism.

He emphasized on the quality and speed of rehabilitation and resettlement work in FATA for their dignified and timely return.

 

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