LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Pakistan Army and Punjab Rangers have played an important role in minimizing internal security threats as well as effective response along border.
Addressing the officers and troops of Lahore Garrison during his visit, COAS highlighted challenges for the armed forces and achievements of the army.
COAS was briefed in details about operational preparedness and other matters at Corps HQ and HQ Pak Rangers Punjab. COAS expressed his satisfaction on operational readiness and appreciated Punjab Rangers’ response to ongoing Cease Fire Violations (CFV) along Working Boundary (WB) by Indian troops.
The army chief said that nation acknowledged and fully supported Pak Army’s contributions in fight against terrorism and militancy. “We shall always come up to the expectations of the people of Pakistan who are our real strength” he said.
Talking about Indian provocations along Line of Control (LOC) and working boundary, he reiterated that India was trying to deflect world attention from its atrocities in occupied Kashmir by fuelling tension at the border.
“Pak Army and Rangers are fully prepared for befitting response to any misadventure from across” he pledged.
He said the nation acknowledged sacrifices rendered by the armed forces in eliminating terrorism.
Earlier on arrival, COAS was received by Lt Gen Sadiq Ali, Commander Lahore Corps.
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