COAS Visits Waziristan
On his first visit to field formations, after taking over command of Pakistan Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar and North Waziristan Agency. At Corps HQ, COAS was briefed about the prevailing security situation in KP, FATA and Malakand Division, ongoing stabilization and combing operations, progress of return of TDPs and continuing development projects. Later, COAS visited North Waziristan where he was briefed by the formation commander on security situation in the Agency, resettlement phase of TDPs and inspected the reconstruction work on ground. While speaking to troops on the occasion COAS said, “War against terrorism will continue with a focused approach and it will be taken to its logical conclusion till the total elimination of terrorism from our soil. We will continue to move ahead of the gains made so far.” Paying tribute to the brave tribes, officers and men of Army, FC, levies and police, he vowed, “No terrorists of any hue will be allowed to return.” Defence and security of Pakistan against external and internal threats will remain his ultimate objective as Chief of Army Staff. COAS also stressed the need for expediting the pace of raising of new FC wings for effective Pak-Afghan border management. He has said that TDP’s return will be completed within stipulated time, and they will be assisted in all ways to resettle respectfully.