According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the army chief on Tuesday visited the Headquarters of Frontier Corps (FC) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Balahassar Peshawar.
He lauded FC for playing a pivotal and praise worthy role in fight against terrorism, adding, “FC is fighting hand in glove with army troops in FATA and KPK and the FC troops are writing new chapters of bravery, stead fastness and sacrifices”.
The indomitable courage of army and FC soldiers has been the bedrock of operation Zarb-e-Azb, he added.
“Pakistani nation has unshakable trust in its armed forces, keeps them in very high esteem and acknowledges their sacrifices in the line of duty,” Sharif said while talking to officers and men during his visit.
“We are proud to be custodian of this unflinching faith of our nation, and will always come up to their expectations.”
The COAS also reviewed new manpower and equipment induction plan to build FC’s capacity and directed to ensure merit in selection, and best training standards to remain an effective and credible institution.
He paid glowing tributes to the police officials and other security agencies who have courageously braved the onslaught of terror and rendered supreme sacrifices along with other security forces in fight against terrorism.
The army chief commended an integrated response by all security forces to bring a noticeable improvement in the security situation however he directed them to remain ever vigilant to defeat terrorist attempts to launch any attack across the country in future also.
He also stressed the need to work more for close coordination and better border management on both sides of Pak-Afghan border as a pre-requisite for long term peace and stability in the region.