Gen Bajwa values high morale of border troops

By Staff Reporter
Sunday – May 19, 2019
DAWATOI: The chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa, on his visit to North Waziristan Tribal District (NWTD) on Saturday, visited troops on forward posts along Pakistan-Afghanistan border whereat the COAS was briefed about progress on border fencing, sanitisation operation, socio-economic development projects and rehabilitation of temporarily displaced persons (TDP).

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, this was the area where due to cross border terrorist attack from Afghanistan on fencing party had resulted into martyrdom of three Pak army soldiers on May 1.

Gen Bajwa appreciated high morale of troops and their contributions for bringing about stability in the area.

He said that while Pakistan continues to play its positive role towards success of Afghan reconciliation process and peace in the region, we also stay ready for any unforeseen eventuality.

For this Pakistan is solidifying border through fencing, construction of new forts and posts and increase in strength of Frontier Corps (FC) troops to effectively manage the border.

Similarly we continue to maintain required state of alertness and preparedness on our Eastern border.

“There are still challenges facing Pakistan but not as much as we have passed through in recent past” adding “To continue the journey towards ultimate success we need to stay patient, determined and united,” Gen Bajwa concluded.