On August 25, Gen Raheel Sharif, COAS visited Karachi and was briefed about the significant improvement in security environments. COAS also approved increase in number of military courts at Karachi to handle pending/outstanding cases of terrorists. In addition to training imparted by Pakistan Army, Gen Raheel Sharif also handed over equipment worth Rs. 65 million to Karachi police.
Besides rooting out terrorism from the country through military operations, Pakistan Army also took initiatives for de-radicalization and rehabilitation of particularly those who decided to renounce militancy. Pakistan Army has established many de-radicalization and rehabilitation centres in FATA. During his visit to one of such vocational training centre in Bara, COAS General Raheel Sharif complimented the tribal brethren for their support in eliminating terrorism. COAS appreciated those who have surrendered and renounced to be part of anti-state elements anymore and are ready to contribute for peaceful Pakistan.
On August 27, Gen Raheel Sharif, coas visited Shawal Valley, North Waziristan and spent whole day interacting with troops actively participating in operation Zarb-e-Azb. COAS directed the troops to comprehensively cleanse the terrorists from hideouts and also commended them for extraordinary operational achivements.