Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, visited Strike Corps at Multan Garrison on January 23, 2017. He laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e Shuhada and offered fatiha for the martyrs. Corps Commander Lt Gen Sarfraz Sattar briefed the COAS on operational preparedness and administration of troops. Later COAS addressed soldiers and officers at the garrison.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa appreciated the troops' participation in the ongoing counter terrorism operations in FATA and KP. He especially praised them for concurrently keeping themselves fully trained and prepared to thwart challenges of conventional war. The COAS said, “Soldiers of Pakistan Army are the best in the world. The Army is what its soldiers are. I am proud to be the commander of a brave and highly professional army.” He also said, “Our experience of counter terrorism operations has made us battle hardened which is a valued add-on in operational preparedness.” He directed officers and soldiers to keep themselves fully trained and abreast to defeat all types of threats. The soldiers freely interacted with COAS and expressed their pride and eagerness to selflessly serve the country and the nation. Earlier, on arrival at Multan, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Sarfraz Sattar, Commander Multan Corps.
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