Bajwa monitors Pak-Afghan border fence

Staff Report
Thursday - January 4, 2018
RAWALPINDI: Chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Wednesday, visited north Waziristan agency (NWA) and inspected the newly constructed border forts and monitored the erection of border-fence along Pak-Afghan border; an inter services public relations (ISPR) statement said.

Bajwa appreciated efforts, of the formation, for speedy and quality work considering the border security measures. 

He also laid wreath at martyrs monument in Miran Shah.

Miranshah general officer commanding (GOC) gave detailed briefing about prevalent security situation, rehabilitation of temporary displaced persons (TDPs) and progress on socio-economic development projects in NWA.

Peshawar corps commander lieutenant general Nazir Ahmed Butt was present during the visit.

Separately, Bawja visited home of Muhammad Ali Khan at Gharh Khel in Karak.

Ali has 8 sons; three of them are Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) frontier corps (FC) lance naik Khurshid, KP FC naib subedar Umer Daraz and Pak army’s havaldar Sher Daraz who laid their lives for motherland in various operations.

Three are presently serving in KP FC and Pak Army while two live with them at home.

Besides his own sons, his two nephews sepoy Hazrat Ali and sepoy Lal Marjan both army soldiers have also sacrificed their lives for the country while four nephews are presently serving in army.

COAS paid rich tributes to the proud family, for their great sacrifices, and said that till the time we have such great parents and such brave sons, no threat can deter Pakistan.

Bajwa said that no amount of care can return the value of their patriotism and sacrifices, which is leading us to a peaceful and stable Pakistan.

Muhammad Ali Khan and his family thanked COAS for visiting the family and announcing special welfare package, in addition to the martyrdom entitlement, for them and the village.

Peshawar corps commander Butt was also present during the visit.