Pakistan committed to peace, stability in region: Gen Bajwa
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa interacts with a jawan during his visit to Pak-Afghan border in Dawatoi sector, North Waziristan.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited troops busy in consolidation operations along Pak-Afghan border in Dawatoi sector, North Waziristan, said ISPR.
The COAS was also briefed on complementing border security/management measures particularly progress of fencing along the complete Pak-Afghan border.
Interacting with troops, COAS appreciated their remarkable operational performance and high state of morale.
The COAS said: “We are committed to peace and stability. For this Pakistan is playing its part by solidifying border security and capacity enhancement of FC/LEAs. Peace has largely returned to the region, however it will take collective efforts of the local population, civil administration and LEAs to retain the hard earned normalcy. We have to remain vigilant and steadfast to thwart hostile attempts to create chaos and reverse the gains of Operation Radd Ul Fasaad.”
Later, General Bajwa also visited Miranshah. Earlier on arrival, the COAS was received by Lieutenant General Nauman Mahmood, Commander Peshawar Corps.
Recent consolidation operations along Pak-Afghan border ensured effective area domination of some inaccessible pockets of land which were being sporadically used by terrorists as hideouts to target local populace and security apparatus in the rear areas.
More than 90 IEDs were recovered during the course of operations. Fencing of this arduous stretch of border terrain will commence shortly. The security forces have active control of the last remaining stretch of International Border now in North Waziristan. This will further enhance security of public in both North and South Waziristan and strengthen checks over illegal crossing of Pak Afghan Border, said the ISPR.