According to ISPR, he commended every soldier for spending their Eid in the line of duty for a greater cause of defence of motherland.
COAS was briefed by operation commander on the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb.
He expressed his complete satisfaction over achievements of the operation so far.
While appreciating the high state of morale of troops, COAS paid them rich tributes for their outstanding achievements in the ongoing anti-terrorism operation.
He said, with entire nation standing behind Armed forces in their fight against terrorism, Pakistan is bound to defeat all internal and external perpetrators of terrorism. “We must focus on a whole of nation response to deny opportunities to prevent any organized activity by enemies of state.”
COAS emphasized the need to work at all levels for preventing terrorists from establishing bases across border and infiltrating into Pakistan.
Gen Sharif reiterated “We must not forget our Shuhada (martyrs) and their families while celebrating the Eid.”
Earlier on arrival at Khyber Agency, he was received by Peshawar Corps Commander, Lieutenant General Hidayat Ur Rehman.