COAS spent Eid day with troops in North and South Waziristan Agency. He offered Eid prayers at Shawal and interacted with troops. Later COAS visited Datta Khel where he greeted the soldiers a happy Eid. While commending their morale and spirit of fighting on the front line, COAS said that our nation and valiant Army have paid a huge price for eliminating terrorists and restoring peace in the country. We will not let these sacrifices go waste. COAS also said, as consolidation goes on and operational dividends optimized for Pak-Afghan Border region, Pakistan will not allow anyone to use its soil against Afghanistan and directed all Commanders, intelligence agencies and LEAs to take concrete measures against violators.
Ground Breaking Ceremonies of Maritime Counter Terrorism Centre (MCTC) and 2nd Force Protection Battalion
Ground Breaking Ceremonies of Maritime Counter Terrorism Centre (MCTC) and 2nd Force Protection Battalion were held at Karachi. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah graced the ceremonies as chief guest. Commander Coast, Rear Admiral Abdul Aleem was also present.
Maritime Counter Terrorism Centre (MCTC) is being constructed with an aim to fulfill the training requirements of Special Operation Forces and special wings of own and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in Maritime Counter Terrorism domain. MCTC will house state-of-the-art training facilities including live fire shoot houses, sniper ranges, military training in urban terrain, close quarter combat ranges and simulators etc.
2nd Force Protection Battalion is an operational segment of Pakistan Marines and has been raised for protection of Karachi harbour and offshore infrastructure including sensitive installations at Karachi, anti amphibious operations and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.
The inauguration ceremonies were attended by a large number of Naval officers and CPOs/sailors.