Gen Bajwa says Pakistan heading towards a normalised state
RAJGAL: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said Pakistan is heading towards a normalized country where writ of state and supremacy of law would be second to none.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army’s media wing, the army chief visited Rajgal valley of Khyber Agency where he was given a detailed briefing on progress of Operation Khyber-4 in which armed forces have cleared over 90 percent of the valley.
Gen Bajwa appreciated the professionalism of the troops including the support of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in skillfully targeting terrorists’ hideouts while minimizing causalities in the ground forces. After completion of the operation, Khyber Agency would be free of terrorists’ influence thereby providing peaceful environment for development and the return of temporary displaced persons (TDPs).
“With full backing of the nation we are heading towards a normalized Pakistan where writ of state and supremacy of law would be second to none and where every Pakistani whether in cities, tribal or far flung areas will be able to play their positive and rightful part in Pakistan’s progress,” the army chief said.
Earlier, commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt and IG FC KP North Major General Shaheed Mazhar Mahmood, Commander Khyber-4 Operation received the army chief on his arrival in the valley.
COAS at Rajgal Op Khy 4. Over 90% obj area cleared. “Thanks Allah for enabling Pak Army to come up to the nation’s expectations”, COAS.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/835Idmnyal
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) August 5, 2017